A spokesman for the Chief Minister House told reporters that in the past, only the Hindu community was given a holiday on Holi.
“This is the first time Holi has been declared a public holiday anywhere in Pakistan.”
The move comes days after the National Assembly adopted a resolution to take steps to declare Holi, Diwali and Easter as holidays for minorities.
The resolution moved independently by PML-N MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani called for national holidays on Diwali, Holi and Easter.
But despite the passage of the resolution in the NA, no notification was issued by the federal interior ministry officially declaring holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter.