Punjab Govt decides to celebrate Basant

Punjab Govt decides to celebrate Basant

Punjab Government has decided in principle to celebrate the cultural and social festival of Basant in Lahore, during second week of February next year.

This was stated by Provincial Minister for Information and Culture, Fayyaz ul Hassan Chauhan while addressing a news conference in Lahore on Tuesday.

He said that an eight member Committee has been formed to review this issue from all respect. The Committee will present its report to Chief Minister within eight days. In light of Committee's recommendations, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar will give final approval to celebrate the festival.

He said that Basant is purely a cultural, social and traditional festival which should not be linked to any religion.