LAHORE: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is all set to celebrate Diwali on Thursday with the Hindu community in Tharparkar district of Sindh.

Last year, he participated in the Diwali festivities at Larkana, but this time around, he has chosen Mithi, the district headquarters of Tharparkar to celebrate the event. Analysts believe the move aims at attracting Hindu voters ahead of local government elections.

It may be noted that over fifty per cent population in Tharparkar comprises Hindu community. Traditionally, this community has been supporting the PPP candidates in elections, but Arbabs of Mithi also enjoy significant influence in the area.

This year, the Hindu community was wished a happy Diwali not only by the PPP but also by Rashid Godil who belongs to the MQM.

At the same time, many Pakistanis were seen to be wishing their friends from across the border a happy Diwali: