CII starts research on Islamabad Hindu temple issue
In this connection, the data concerning the Hindu community has been sought from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Moreover, the researchers also asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to provide further related details.
The move comes after the Ministry of Religious Affairs earlier requested the CII to assist in the controversial matter by providing necessary guidance.
Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, through a letter in July, sought the CII’s opinion on whether the government was allowed to fund the construction of a temple in the city.
He also asked whether the government can build a non-Muslim place of worship using government funds.
The construction of this planned temple was earlier stopped after religious circles reacted strongly to the move. Later, the federal government faced criticism as a serious violation of CDA bylaws was also found.
Sources said the building plan of the temple had not been approved by the CDA and no NOC was issued for construction.
Gohar Mehsud reported this news for 24NewsHD TV.