ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has said the temple management should work with the civic agency to get the temple site demarcated, before the construction would begin.
They further added that it is necessary to get the new building plan accepted by CDA before the work begins. This order followed after a boundary wall was being built, on Friday. PTI MNA Lal Chand Malhi said “We abide by the rules but construction of a boundary wall was necessary as some people backed by a few seminary students has set up tents on the plot in 2018 and it took us several months to get it cleared.”
An official of civic agency said “We allotted the plot in H-9 for the establishment of a temple some years ago. But adherence to the CDA bylaws is mandatory for the allottees.” He further adds that whenever the management of the temple will apply, the construction of the temple will be given approval according to the priority.
In 2016, on the direction on Human Right Commission of Pakistan, allotted four kanals to the construction of Hindu temple. The CDA board was formerly headed by Mayor Anser Aziz.
As of date, there is no formal place of worship for the Hindu community in Islamabad. Formerly there was a temple in Saidpur, which is no longer used.