Import of Moortis from India: Pakistan to allow Hindu Community

Atif Abbas
Islamabad: Following a decision to reopen Hindu temples across the country for worship of Hindu community, the government is going to allow import of Hindu religious statues/Moortis from India despite stand off in bilateral trade and diplomatic ties over Kashmir issue.

Pakistan had suspended its trade and downgraded its diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi had stripped the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status. Since that time, Pakistan has suspended its trade with India due to tension on Kashir issue.

‘Government is set to grant permission for release of Hindu Religious statues/Moortis imported from India. Ministry of Commerce will table summary in the federal cabinet for approval, sources told

This move by Pakistan will not only give positive signal to the world but it would also promote inter-faith harmony, sources said adding that cabinet in its upcoming meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan will consider the summary for approval.

The government of PTI decided last year to reopen Hindu temples across the country in phases to meet the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus to restore their places of worship.

According to media reports, Pakistani government desires to reclaim Hindu temples and hand them over to the Hindu community. The government has decided to reclaim and restore 400 temples to the Hindu citizens of Pakistan. 

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