Added on : 2018-05-21 11:19:42
The Punjab province government in Pakistan has released Rs 20 million for renovation and expansion of a Krishna temple in Rawalpindi city in an effort to ensure accommodation of more Hindu worshippers on festivals and during religious events. The work for the makeover of the only functioning Hindu temple in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is expected to begin soon, Dawn reported.
Mohammad Asif, Deputy Administrator at Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), told Dawn the government has released Rs 20 million to reconstruct the temple at the request of a Member of Provincial Assembly. Asif said a team of officials has already visited the site and have sealed the main rooms where the idols are kept. “Once reconstructed, the temple will be able to accommodate more people,” the official was quoted as saying by the paper.