Respecting the sentiments of its minority Hindu community Pakistan has started construction of a temple in its capital city. This would be the 1st Hindu temple in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. The ‘Shir Krishna Mandir’ project would cost the government around ₹10 crores.
As per reports from The Hindu the temple would be built in around a 20,000 sq ft plot at the capital’s H-9 area. Pakistan’s Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi performed the ceremony for the beginning of construction on Tuesday. The entire cost of the project would be taken care of by the government said Religious Affairs Minister Pir Noorul Haq.
The land for construction of the temple was allocated way back in 2017. However, the construction delayed due to some formalities, including the approval of the site map and documents from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and other related authorities.
The big temple complex would also have a cremation site, apart from the space for separate structures for other religious rites. The construction of the temple in Pakistan is a welcome move as otherwise, the country remains in news for vandalizing places of worship of minorities.