Pakistan to restore more than 400 Hindu temples

PM Imran Khan has finally responded to the long held demand by the Hindus

01:56 PM | 14 Nov, 2019
Pakistan to restore more than 400 Hindu temples
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LAHORE - Pakistan's federal government has decided to reclaim and restore temples to Hindu citizens across the country.

PTI Spokesperson Ahmad Jawad said on Wednesday (yesterday) this is in line with the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus that their places of worship be restored to them.

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Govt has also planned to reopen Hindu temples across the country in phases, fulfilling the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus that their places of worship be restored to them.

The government wants to reclaim temples and hand them over to the Hindu community. The government has decided to reclaim and restore 400 temples to the Hindu citizens of Pakistan, gulf news reported.

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According to a recent government estimate, at least 11 temples in Sindh, four in Punjab, three in Balochistan and two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were operational in 2019. Also,Pakistan recently agreed to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor to facilitate pilgrimage to Guru Nanak's birthplace from Punjab on the Indian side.

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The Pakistan government has also approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Saraswati temple in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.