In Pictures: Holi celebrations in Pakistan

Holi, otherwise known as the festival of colours, is regarded as one of the most significant festival for the Hindu community worldwide. The festival is celebrated every year in February or March and signifies new beginnings – leaving behind winter and welcoming spring.

The two-day festival is celebrated all over the world by Hindu communities. Pakistan, in recent years, has seen a positive turn of events as more and more people from opposite backgrounds have started to join fellow Hindu compatriots to celebrate the festival of colours.

Here are some of the pictures, messages and tweets from across Pakistan on eve of Holi.