SC orders for making recovery soon from accused in Kirk temple incident.

ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has remarked amount from the accused in Kirk Temple incident be recovered soon.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad took up Kirk temple case for hearing Monday.

The court while seeking report from Hindu Council about Rs 38 million funds provided by Evacuee Trust Property Board has maintained Hindu council should tell Rs 38 million were spent where.

Pakistan Hindu Council should provide details of its accounts to Evacuee Trust Property Board, the court ordered.

The court also directed that the minority commission should file its reply on chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board report. .

CJP remarked KPK government has started the construction of Kirk temple on its expenses. KPK government has earmarked Rs 2 million for reconstruction of temple. Evacuee Trust Property Board had provided Rs 38 million. Its account has not been given.

He remarked has the money been recovered from the accused in Kirk incident.

Advocate General KPK told the court notices have been issued to the accused for making recovery from them.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked money be recovered soon from the accused.

Kamran Murtaza counsel for the accused took the plea that criminal proceedings against the accused have halted being the case pending hearing in the SC. Over one hundred accused are in jail. The bail is not being granted to them.

The CJP inquired during the hearing of the case what progress has been made in connection with security arrangements of Parlab temple at Multan.

Additional Advocate General Punjab Faisal Chaudhry told the court it has been said that holy festival be celebrated on March 26 in Parlab temple. Opposition has announced long march on March 26. Problems can prop up in providing the security due to the political environment. Punjab government has to keep in view...

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