Islamabad: Pakistan's largest religious organization, the Islamic Ideology Council (CII), has said that there is no restriction on the construction of temples in any part of Pakistan. CII says that there is no constitutional nor any restriction from Sharia on the construction of Hindu temple.
This information has been given in a report of 'Dawn News'. The report says that the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has taken this decision in a meeting based on the Constitution and the Liaquat-Nehru Agreement of 1950. 14 members of the CII are signed on this decision and it said that Hindus, like other religious groups in the country, have the constitutional right to a place to perform the last rites according to their religion.
In fact, the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Pakistan had sought response from CII on July 6 that Hindus should be allotted land for crematorium, dharamshala and a temple. Many clerics objected to this matter. It was decided after the CII meeting. CII President Kibla Ayaz said that the council has taken this decision after hearing various references from clerics and the Hindu community. He said, 'This decision has been taken in view of various provisions of Sharia.