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Pakistan is religious freedom country and Interfaith Commission support, temple construction in Islamabad

Constitution of Pakistan categorically defines rights of Muslims and non-Muslims living in country. The government of Pakistan constructed the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims. Did anybody observed any threat to Islam- No. Says ICPH Chairman Allama Muhammad Ahsan Siddiqui

KARACHI: The Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony has extended support to the construction of a temple in Islamabad and criticized those who were making the issue controversial. Ambassador at Large for Global Peace & Human Rights and ICPH Chairman Allama Muhammad Ahsan Siddiqui says the government of Pakistan constructed the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims. Did anybody observed any threat to Islam- No. In a Muslim country, religious minorities have a right to keep their places of worship, or build new ones, wherever their population requires.

Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony (ICPH) Chairman Allama Muhammad Ahsan Siddiqui says Pakistan is religious freedom country and the Constitution of Pakistan categorically defines the rights of Muslims and non-Muslims living in the country.
That the Hindus living in Pakistan were not residents of any conquered land; therefore , the interpretation presented by certain clerics about the rights of non-Muslims in Islam is not applicable to Hindus and members of other religious minorities living in the country.

Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony (ICPH) has been playing a frontline role for interfaith harmony and intra-faith harmony in the country. The Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony (ICPH) has been vocal against violence and extremist behaviors against the non-Muslim citizens of the country and Insh-Allah we will continue to do so.

Allama Ahsan Siddiqui says To have their own place of worship and offer a life as per their faith and tradition are the right given to all non-Muslims in the Constitution and as well as in Islam, Those opposing the construction of the temple have an incorrect interpretation of Islam.
Hundreds of worship places have been established in the country for religious minorities and recently the government of Pakistan constructed the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims. Did anybody observed any threat to Islam-No. Pakistan came into being in accordance with an international agreement and non-Muslim population of Pakistan has been playing a very effective and positive role for stability of the country.

There was no harm or threat to the faith or any other risk involved in establishing a place of worship for the non-Muslim minorities.

ICPH Chairman says denounce the controversy over construction of the temple. This making it controversial by extremist clerics is not correct. Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony (ICPH) will call a meeting and will also present its point of view to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) government of Pakistan.

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