It is in this backdrop that it would be appropriate to mention here that the Ministry has been officially celebrating eleven festivals of the minorities annually which include Christmas. Diwali, Holi, Easter, Baisakhi, Guru Nanak’s birthday, Nauroze, Festival of Lights, Eid-e-Rizwan and Chelumjusht etc.
Also credit goes to the present government for introducing 5% quota in the federal jobs across the board. It is understood that this small step shall prove to be a big achievement for the minorities in future as it will bring about a greater social change in their life. The Ministry is under directive from the Awian-e-Sadr, Islamabad that in order to reach out to the minority communities in Pakistan, the government organs should take bold steps, which speak for the solidarity with the minorities. The Ministry is, therefore, celebrating the forthcoming 11th August with the view to disseminate befitting message to the minorities regarding their positive role and contribution to Pakistani society.In order to commemorate the first ever Minorities Day being observed on August 11, 2009 and the weeklong activities, Pakistan Post is issuing a commemorative postage stamp of Rs.5/- denomination on 11th August specially designed for this occasion.