Govt to facilitate Hindus visiting Hinglaj Temple


The government to facilitate country’s Hindu community in realising their religious obligations would soon develop a water reservoir, installed with treatment plant, near Hinglaj Mata Mandir said Pakistan Evacuee Property Trust Board Chairman Siddiqul Farooq.

He was talking to media during his visit to one of the most sacred sites for Hindus across the world, the Hinglaj Temple, located in the valley of Hingol, Balochistan, at a distance of four-hour drive from Karachi.

He said provision for round the clock availability of potable water would be materialised in minimum possible time for the caretakers and pilgrims visiting the site.

Farooq said that his visit to the temple, considered to be one of the top most sacred sites, among the five identified holy places for Hindus in the world, was in compliance to government commitment to ensure proper care of holy places of the minority communities.

“I was told by care takers as well as visitors that besides shortage of sweet water they also wanted adequate security against wildlife as well as certain unscrupulous elements,” Siddiqul Farooq said.

About security issue, he said that since it falls under the purview of the Balochistan government therefore Chief Minister Abdul Maalik would be urgently approached to address the issue.

Protection of wildlife is of equal importance and so is the public life and property, he commented mentioning that an updated strategy as pursued in other parts of the world would be followed.




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