Punjab Assembly Speaker The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader opposed the decision strictly said
“It is against the spirit of Islam, PM Imran Khan had apparently cleared a grant of Rs 10 crore for the construction of the temple. According to PTI, Speaker of the Assembly of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was quoted as saying, “Pakistan was created in the name of Islam. Construction of a new Hindu temple in its capital is not only against the spirit of Islam but also an insult to Riayasat-e-Madina.”
Private Media channel New92 HD came under heavy critisim when the channel opposed the construction of a new temple in the capital city Islamabad.
The Religious affairs ministry clarified its position stating that it only want to help renovate places of worship which already exists belonging to the religious minorities and do not want to build new ones.
Moreover, amid the pressure mounting on the Federal Government to build a Hindu Temple in Islamabad seeks advice from Council of Islamic Idealogy (CII).
There is a Hindu Temple In Saidpur village, Islamabad for centuries while the population of Hindus living in the capital city Islamabad is far less as compared to Sindh and Punjab.