Start Karak temple restoration work in two weeks: Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court has ordered the authorities to start the restoration work of the Krishna Dwara temple in Karak’s Teri union council in two weeks. The temple was vandalised and set ablaze by hundreds of people on December 30.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Evacuee Property Trust Board department have been directed to start the work immediately and submit a progress report in two weeks.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the people who vandalised the temple should pay for its restoration.

The court has also asked for reports on the number of temples in Pakistan, encroachment on land belonging to the Auqaf department, and the steps taken by the authorities against land grabbing.

The top judge took suo motu notice of the case a day after it was reported.