Evacuee Trust Property Board announced that the incumbent government has decided to reopen and restore all Hindu temples across the country on Thursday. The policy-making of the matter has been completed and it will be implemented in phases.
All the Hindu temples, that were previously closed, will be reopened, starting from historic temples is Sialkot and Peshawar. ETPB (Evacuee Trust Property Board) revealed that at least two temples will be renovated and made functional in the span of a year by the government. This will help promote religious tourism as Hindus from countries like Canada, the United States and India will come to pay them a visit.
Currently, out of 400 temples in Pakistan, only 13 are open or serviceable. Here, the members of the Hindu community perform their religious rituals. Two of the 13 temples are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), four in Punjab and seven in Sindh.
Earlier this year in March, Pakistan also opened the Sharda Temple Corridor in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for the Hindu pilgrims. Similarly, on November 28th, 2018 Pakistan initiated the Kartarpur border so the Sikh pilgrims were able to visit one of their most divine places in the country. On its inauguration, an Indian delegation that was led by Navjot Singh Sidhu, ex-cricketer turned politician, was also present at the opening ceremony through the Wagha Border.
Navjot Singh Sidhu spoke very highly of Imran Khan and praised his actions. He called him a ‘nobleman’.
“My friend Imran Khan, you have won hearts of millions of Sikhs around the world. I thank you from the very depths of my heart” – said Sidhu at the opening ceremony
This is a very honourable initiative by the government and is a great service to the Hindu community
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