Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities to consult Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) over the issue of Hindu temple construction in the federal capital.
The premier has issued directives that the construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad will be carried out in accordance with the guidance of CII.
The development comes as the federal government’s decision to allow the construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad created a controversy as various sections of the society have opposed the construction of a Hindu temple with the government fund – which also includes Zakat deductions from peoples’ accounts.
PM Imran Khan held a meeting with the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony – Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, who briefed the former over the sensitivity of the issue pertaining to construction of Hindu temple.
It is pertinent to know that the construction on the first Hindu temple in Islamabad began on June 27, whereas its foundation was laid on June 23. The temple was being constructed on the land allotted to the Hindu Panchayat on the orders of the National Commission for Human Rights in 2017.