Crematorium for Hindus, Sikhs inaugurated in Lahore

the government had allocated 35 kanals (4.3 acres) of land in 2002 near the Ravi River for Hindus and Sikhs to cremate t...

Lahore, Jan 14 (PTI) A crematorium developed at a cost of Rs. 16 million for Hindus and Sikhs was inaugurated here on Thursday, 18 years after the Pakistani government allocated the land for it.

Federal Minister of Religious Affairs Dr Noorul Haq Qadri and Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman Dr Aamir Ahmed inaugurated the crematorium at Babu Sabu Chowk near the Ravi River...

..."In addition to the crematorium, six rooms have been built, three each for the Sikhs and Hindus, to perform the last rites of their dead. Also, four washrooms have been built,” he said.

It is located on the river bank so that the ashes can be disposed of in accordance with the tradition, he said.

Hindus of Lahore used to cremate the deceased on the banks of Ravi with the permission of the city district government. Both Hindus and Sikhs would take bodies to Nankana Sahib, some 80-kilometres from Lahore, for cremation.

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