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  • Finishing touches to renovated Darya Lal mandir

    KARACHI: Hanuman and Ganesh sit peacefully in a small room at the recently renovated Darya Lal mandir at the end of Eduljee Dinshaw Road, as construction workers put the finishing touches to its walls and roof...

    He is busy most of the day attending to worshippers and construction workers who are putting the finishing touches on the mandir’s walls and roof...

  • Ownership of Guru Mandir still contested

    KARACHI: The little-known Bahadur Yar Jang Road, near Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum, hosts Gur Mandar, famously known as Guru Mandir, which has hosted many occupants over the years...

    Overshadowed by a huge Sabeel Wali Masjid on the right, Guru Mandir can be easily missed by many...

  • Rs20m released to renovate Krishna Mandir

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has released Rs20 million to renovate Krishna Mandir in Rawalpindi city, which the local Hindu community has said should be expanded because it cannot currently accommodate worshippers on festivals and religious occasions...

    Krishna Mandir is the only functioning Hindu temple in the twin cities...

  • SC asks who allowed factories around Katas Raj temple to increase production

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked who was responsible for allowing cement factories around the historic Katas Raj Temple to increase production, which has resulted in catastrophic destruction of the historic site...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who is heading a three-judge bench overseeing a suo motu case which followed media reports that the Katas pond was drying out fast as nearby cement factories sucked up...

  • Katas Raj case: 'Will halt water supply to cement factories if necessary,' says CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday regretted the government's inability to safeguard one of the Hindu community's most well-known places of worship, Chakwal's Katas Raj temple, and ordered that a committee be set up to probe the issue...

    The CJP made the remarks during the hearing of a suo motu case taken up by the Supreme Court (SC) on the basis of media reports that the Katas Raj temple complex pond was...

  • Katas Raj pond dry despite monsoon rains

    CHAKWAL: The Katas Raj pond, which dried up last May, has remained dry despite the monsoon rains...

    An ETPB employee said the water from the Katas Raj pond was once used to irrigate gardens of loquats in Choa Saidan Shah, while drinking water from the pond was supplied to Choa Saidan Shah town and the Waulah and Katas villages...

  • SC takes notice of dried up Katas Raj pond

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of reports that the pond in the Katas Raj temple complex is drying out and ordered the concerned departments to submit a comprehensive report for the reasons behind the phenomenon within three days...

    The Katas Raj temple complex is located near Kallar Kahar, approximately 100 kilometres by road from another important Hindu site, the Tilla Jogian complex...

  • De-silting of fabled pond at Katas Raj begins

    CHAKWAL: Having moved by the drying condition of the revered pond of Katas Raj, the Punjab government in collaboration with a cement factory has launched a de-silting drive to restore the pond to its original condition...

    “The pond and the Katas Raj temples are our assets and the site is revered by Hindus...

  • Fabled pond of Katas Raj drying out, again

    CHAKWAL: In Hindu mythology, the fabled pond at the Katas Raj temples was formed by the tears of Shiva, who wept uncontrollably over the loss of his wife Sati...

    Former Punjab governor retired Lt Gen Mohammad Safdar, whose native village Dulmial is six kilometers from Katas Raj, also blames the cement factory for creating an acute water shortage in the area...

  • Hindu pilgrims celebrate Shivaratri at Katas Raj

    CHAKWAL: Kamakshi Vairaji, who made her first visit to Katas Raj, the home of Lord Shiva, from Mumbai this year, was awed by the welcome she received from her Pakistani hosts...

    “I cannot describe the love and hospitality showered on us by the Pakistani people and government,” a visibly excited Ms Vairaji told Dawn at the Katas Raj Temple Complex...

  • SC bars lower courts from hearing cases on Katas Raj temple

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar during Tuesday's proceeding of Katas Raj case barred lower courts from hearing any petitions regarding the ongoing case...

    "Last month, the SC had taken suo moto notice of the Katas Raj case — which is being heard by a three-member bench headed by the CJP — on the basis of media reports that the temple complex pond was drying up because cement factories nearby were drawing a large...

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