Religious ministry seeks CII's advise for temple construction with govt fund.


ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Wednesday sought Council of Islamic Ideology's (CII) advise on issuance of funds for construction of temple in the federal capital.

In a letter written to CII, the ministry asked 'Whether government funds could be used for the construction of new worship place for minorities or otherwise'.

The letter says that Capital Development Authority (CDA) had allotted a four kanal plot for construction of a Hindu temple in Sector H-9/2, Islamabad on Dec 26, 2017.

On December 10, 2019 the Ministry of Religious Affairs had received an application from Islamabad Hindu Panchiyat to fund the construction of new temple.

Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi and some minority legislators also requested the ministry to allocate funds for construction of temple.

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