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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday felicitated the people of Sindh on celebrating their cultural day.

Sindh culture day is being observed in the province and other parts of the country on Sunday.

The day is typically celebrated by rapturous crowds who put on the colours of Sindh’s culture, manifested through the traditional attires, embellishment, and folk music, to celebrate the annual event across the province which is celebrated on the first Sunday of December.

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On his Twitter handle, the premier said the civilisation of Sindh province had been adding the beauty of its cultural colours to the regional and human civilisations for centuries.

“Today is the culture day of Bab-e-Islam, Sindh, a day to highlight the beauty of one component of federation,” he added.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also greeted those celebrating the day all over the world including Pakistan.

“The culture of Sindh is a beautiful blend of Indus and Islamic civilisation,” he was quoted by his PPP party as saying.

Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon also wished the people.

Sindh Labour Minister Senator Saeed Ghani also celebrated the day.

Meanwhile, Consul General of the US Consulate General Karachi Nicole Theriot, while felicitating on the Sindhi Culture Day, said that Sindh is a land of rich culture and history.

On the official Twitter account of the US Consulate Karachi, she wrote: “The people of Sindh have created an inclusive and tolerant society. On this Sindh Cultural day being celebrated on December 04, the United States wishes the people of Sindh and Pakistan peace and prosperity.”

Nicole Theriot, with Sindhi Ajrak on her shoulders, also appeared in a video shared on the official Twitter account of the US Consulate in Karachi.

She said in her video message: “Today, we join Pakistanis to celebrate Sindh Cultural Day. We do it with the understanding that many are still recovering from the plight of the devastating floods this year. This day, we commemorate Sindh’s rich history and culture.

“I thank the people of Sindh for your warmth and hospitality as I continue to learn more about Sindhi history, poetry, and culture.

“On behalf of everyone at the US Consulate in Karachi, I wish you a happy Sindh Cultural Day, and remind you that the people and government of the United States stands with the flood-affected people of Sindh and Balochistan in these difficult times.”

The video also featured other officials of the US Consulate in Karachi, cladded in traditional Sindhi attires, and extending felicitation on the Sindhi Cultural Day in Sindhi language.

“Sindh Jo Saqaafati Dihaarho Mubarak Hujy! The US Consulate in Karachi wishes you all a very Happy Sindhi Cultural Day,” Nicole Theriot concluded.

(With additional input from APP)

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