Pakistan's Christians, for once, were able to celebrate Easter in relative peace. As a religious minority living with devoutly committed majority of another religion, celebrating religious festivals has always been an issue. Whether its Hindus trying to celebrate Holi or Christians trying to celebrate Easter/Christmas, they have to keep the local sensitivities in view. Although in main cities like Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Lahore, they can do it freely but in rural Punjab where the Mullah has a stranglehold, celebrating these festivals can be a little tricky. After what we have faced in this past decade as a result of the Talibinisation process, we must move forward on more liberal grounds and help the minorities become an assimilated part of the society that is partnered on equal basis in social progress. The way we complain about unjust treatment for Muslims in some other countries, we must have the same outlook for minorities in our country. Charity, they say, begins at home. -YASIR QADEER, Islamabad, April 5