(Manisha Mahar, Intern Journalist); Construction work on the site of the first Hindu temple to be built in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has been stopped due to lack of approved building plan. This information has been given in a news report in the media on Saturday.

According to the plan, the Krishna temple will be constructed in an area of ​​20 thousand square feet in the H-9 administrative system of the capital. Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights Affairs Lal Chand Malhi had recently organized a Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the temple.

According to the news, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday stopped the construction of the boundary wall on the plot of the temple citing legal reasons. Officials of the Building Control Section (BCS) visited the site of the temple on Friday and told the people busy in construction that they would have to submit the building plan and get it approved before proceeding.

Construction work for Hindu Temple site at Islamabad

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MP Malhi said, “We have followed the rules. The boundary wall of the temple was necessary because some people, supported by the students of the madrasa, set up tents on the plot in 2018. It took us months to evacuate the place with the help of the administration of the capital.” Malhi said the panchayat had submitted the building plan to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Minister Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri sent it to Prime Minister Imran Khan with a report seeking a grant of Rs 10 crore for the construction of the temple.

The management of Shri Krishna Temple will be looked after by ‘Hindu Panchayat Islamabad’.

The population of Hindus in Islamabad is around 3,000, including government and private sector employees, businessmen, and a large number of doctors. Hindus are the largest minority community in Pakistan. According to official estimates, 7.5 million Hindus live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, the population of Hindus in the country is more than 90 lakhs.

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