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First temple is being built in Islamabad with government assistance

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First temple is being built in Islamabad with government assistance

Islamabad: Construction of the first Hindu temple in the Pakistani capital Islamabad began on Tuesday, as a long-standing demand of the minority community was fulfilled by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The site of the Shri Krishna Mandir (temple) complex, will also include a crematorium, accommodation for visitors, a community hall and a parking space spread across an area of 4 kanals (2,023sq metres) in sector H-9.

According to Al Jazeera, The plot was approved back in 2017 under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government – however, construction was delayed until this year due to various administrative hurdles.

Pritam Das, an Islamabad resident and real estate professional, told that “this is very big step for the Hindu community and Pakistan,”

Das said Pakistani Hindus across the country, and especially in Islamabad, were grateful to Prime Minister Khan and his government for facilitating the construction of the temple and other related facilities, which he said was much needed considering the steady increase in Hindu population in the capital.

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