Lahore: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam adding that construction of a new temple in its capital [Islamabad] is not only against the spirit of Islam but also an ‘insult’ to the Madina Riayasat.
Parvez Elahi, in a press statement on Wednesday, further said on the occasion of conquest of Makkah, Holy Prophet Syeduna Mohammad (PBUH)) along with Hazrat Syeduna Ali Murtaza had smashed 360 idols present in Baitullah Sharif and also stated “Haq AyaA u Batil Mit Gaya BaishakBatilMitneyWalaTha”.
The speaker said that we support the rights of the minorities, adding that existing temples should be repaired. During my tenure, I had Katas Raj temple repaired,” he said.
Besides, during his tuner for the first time funds were allocated for repairs of the churches in the budget in Pakistan.