- Minority MP Lal Chand Malhi said – construction will continue despite opposition
Jul 01, 2020, 12:58 PM IST
Islamabad Opposition to the construction of the first temple has started in Pakistan's capital Islamabad. Religious education institution Jamia Ashurfia said on Tuesday – Temple construction is against Islam. The institute also issued a fatwa against the construction of the temple. The foundation of the temple was laid only last week. Prime Minister Imran Khan also approved Rs 10 crore for this.
Mufti Ziauddin, head of the Lahore unit of Jamia Ashrafia, said – Government funds are allowed to be spent on the repair of religious sites of minority communities, but no sanctions have been given for non-Muslims to build temples or new religious sites. Spending people's tax money to build temples for minorities raises questions on the government's decision.
At the same time, Minority MP Lal Chand Malhi said – no matter the protest, the construction of the temple will continue. The population of Hindus in Islamabad is around 3 thousand.
High court issued notice
Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court has issued a notice to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on a petition against the construction of the temple. According to the petitioner, the scheme does not fall under the master plan prepared for the capital.
The project was approved on 27 June
On 27 June, Imran approved the project after a meeting with Religious Affairs Minister Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri. Minority leaders Lal Chand Malhi, Shunila Ruth, James Thomas, Dr. Ramesh Vankwani and Jai Prakash Ukrani were present during this period.