The groundbreaking ceremony of the primary Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Islamabad was held simply final week within the presence of Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi.
Groundbreaking ceremony of the temple in Islamabad (Image Courtesy: Twitter @LALMALHI)
Pakistan’s Capital Growth Authority (CDA) has reportedly halted the development of a temple in Islamabad after objections had been raised by an ally of the ruling celebration.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), an ally of PM Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf had opposed the development of the temple by claiming that it was “towards the spirit of Islam”. This objection got here per week after a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the primary temple in Islamabad within the presence of Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan had apparently cleared a grant of Rs 10 crore for the development of the temple. In keeping with PTI, Speaker of the Meeting of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was quoted as saying, “Pakistan was created within the identify of Islam. Development of a brand new Hindu temple in its capital is just not solely towards the spirit of Islam but additionally an insult to Riayasat-e-Madina.”
Whereas provincial minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan had claimed on July 2 that the development of the temple will go ahead as deliberate, his assurance appears to have fallen by the wayside. He had even clarified that land was allotted for the temple in Islamabad by the Pakistan Muslim League (N) authorities in 2016.
The proposal was that of a Krishna temple to be constructed on a 20,000 sq ft plot in Islamabad’s H-9 space. In actual fact, Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi who was current throughout the groundbreaking ceremony had mentioned that Islamabad was house to extreme pre-independence period temples however all of them had been deserted.
(With inputs from PTI)
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