Reconstruction of Karak Hindu temple begins


-Renovation to be completed in 3 months costing Rs30 million

Bureau Report

PESHAWAR: The construction work on the Hindu temple has been started in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district.
The historic Hindu temple had been vandalised by a mob led by a local cleric Maulana Sharifullah of JUI-F on December 30th after Sharifullah made an inflammatory speech at a local Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally and asked people to march on the temple.
An extension was underway at the temple, which had been attacked by the same cleric in the 1990s, and some locals who wanted to sell their property at exorbitant prices to the Hindu community turned the extension into a religious conflict.
Talking to reporters Minority MPA Wazir Zada said that the attack issue had been solved and all the people involved in Karak temple attack had been pardoned by the Hindu community due to the direct involvement of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
“Government has issued a tender for the reconstruction of the Samadhi and temple at a cost of Rs30 million and it will be completed in three months,” he said, adding that the local community will not interfere with the affairs of the temple in any way.