Pakistan

Stories of Celebrations

In Pakistan, many celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh were held throughout the country. To express his warm wishes for the historic occasion, the President of Pakistan addressed a letter to the Bahá’í community, writing "Bahá’ís are a peaceful people and together with other communities are contributing to the betterment of society."

The Bahá’í community also recieved a letter from the Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, who wrote, "Peace and unity are the pivotal teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, and the Bahá’í community of Pakistan are a peace loving community. Their contribution towards the betterment of individual, society and the country are truly admirable and have been in harmony with efforts being made by our Government of Pakistan."

Spontaneous celebrations in the province of Sindh

A small caravan visited neighbouring communities scattered across the eastern part of Sindh, Pakistan, playing a theme song in the local language created especially for the bicentenary. The visits prompted spontaneous celebrations.

The Lok Virsa National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage held a celebration infused with music and folk dance for the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh. Some 300 people from all over Islamabad attended the programme. A group of Bahá’í youth sang songs on love and peace, and a Bahá'í representative spoke about the significance of the bicentenary and the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh. Ms. Maryam Aurangzeb, the State Minister for Information & Broadcast and National Heritage also spoke on the occasion, saying that Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings regarding unity and oneness are an inspiration.

Celebration held by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage - Lok Versa
Radio interview about the bicentenary in the Pashto language

Voice of America Pashto News Interview

Celebrations in Rahim Yar Khan

In the city of Rahim Yar Khan in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the Bahá’í community gathered to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Celebration in Rawalpindi

Member of Parliament Asiya Nasir and other speakers cutting cake at an event honoring the 200 year anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh's birth.

Arts festival in Rawalpindi
Celebrations in Peshawar

Celebrations of the bicentenary in Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Pakistan.