ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Punjab government to remove the ban on Basant celebrations while stressing that the government should ensure safety measures.
Talking to media outside Parliament House, Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said that safety and security should be given prime importance, adding that Basant should be celebrated in an organised manner.
Senator Waleed Iqbal also welcomed the Punjab government’s decision to announce Basant celebrations, however, he called for steps that protect citizens.
Senator Maula Bakhsh Chandio said that Basant festival should be held but preventive measures should also be ensured.
Senator Seemi Ezdi called the Punjab government’s decision to withdraw the ban on Basant celebrations a right one.
MNA Kanwal Shauzab said that safety was a must but if the government properly organised and ensured all safety measures than the festival would surely promote culture and tourism in the country. She said that in the past, people visited Pakistan for Basant celebrations from all over the world.
The festival would give people an opportunity to come together and enjoy time with family and friends and celebrate the arrival of spring.