Hindu temple in Islamabad: Court seeks arguments on maintainability of plea.


LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Monday directed the counsel of a petitioner to come up with arguments on the maintainability of his petition against construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad.

As Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh took up the petition, Advocate Amir Saeed Rawn appeared on behalf of the petitioner, Muhammad Akif, a resident of Gujrat.

The counsel contended that the bylaws of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had no provision for construction of a temple. He claimed that as per the record of the election commission there were only 178 registered Hindus in Islamabad and no new worship place was required for them.

The judge asked the counsel to come up with arguments on next hearing on maintainability of the petition and also apprise the court of the law, which empowered it to restrain the government from constructing worship places for...

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