IHC reserves verdict on petition against temple construction

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Jul, 2020. 02:04 pm

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its judgment on a petition filed against the construction of a temple in the federal capital.

During the hearing in the High Court, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) told the court that the plot was allotted following suggestions from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Special Branch and the Islamabad administration.

The CDA told the court that the work was halted due to lack of building plan for the temple.

On this, the Deputy Attorney General said that the petitioners are asking for Rs 100 million but the government has not provided any funding. Thus, a good message is not being sent to the world.

Justice Amir Farooq remarked that the matter has been referred to the Islamic Ideological Council by the government.

After hearing the arguments of all the parties, the court later reserved its verdict.

It may be recalled that the foundation stone of the temple was laid recently in Sector H-9 of Islamabad, the land of which was allotted during the PMLN tenure.

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