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Pak court stops provincial department from vacating Hindu site Panj Tirath

Peshawar

Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court has stopped the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s archaeology department from vacating Panj Tirath, a Hindu religious site declared as the national heritage.

Deputy Director Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) Peshawar Humayun Khan said the provincial archaeology department had given a notice for vacating Panj Tirath.

The Peshawar High Court’s decision on Thursday came after the EPTB, which manages the shrines of Hindus and Sikhs, challenged the notice.
Khan said Panj Tirath, which was declared as the national heritage, is a property of the EPTB.

Panj Tirath, which got its name from the five pools of water present there, also contains a temple and a lawn with date palm trees