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Special Christmas markets are to be set up in several cities in Pakistan in preparation for the Christmas holiday. Christians, who make up just a small percentage of Pakistan’s population, celebrate Christmas by hanging decorations, participating in special worship services, and are more visible than other parts of the year. Sometimes, major holidays are used as times for terrorists in Pakistan to attack Christians meaning that Christians must celebrate Christmas amidst tight security. Will this Christmas be a peaceful one? 

12/20/2016 Pakistan (Daily Times) – Seven special Christmas bazaars will be set up in the provincial metropolis to facilitate Christian community to celebrate Christmas.

Over 6,000 Christian employees of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) will also get advanced salaries along with annual incentive in next couple of days. The LWMC has also prepared a plan to maintain cleanliness on Christmas.

Besides, Charismas preparation is gaining momentum with every passing day. In this connection, the British Council will hold an event this weekend in Karachi and Lahore. The LWMC will also hold a cake cutting ceremony on December 23.

Meanwhile, sale of Christmas-related decorative items is on the rise. Preparations are also on peak at several churches, including Saint Anthony’s, Cathedral Church, Lahore Diocese Church, St Joseph’s Church, St Mary Magdalene Church and others.

Special duties have been assigned to the City District Government (CDGL) officials for monitoring arrangements of Christmas bazaars.

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