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ETPB secretary summoned in cremation case

By Our Correspondent
September 20, 2018

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday summoned the secretary of the Evacuee Trust Property Board in connection with a case against non-provision of cremation places to the Hindu community in Lahore.

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi is hearing a petition moved by advocate Ishtiaq A Chaudhry. The petitioner pleaded that the Hindu community living in Lahore were facing acute difficulties in case their person died as the government officials had not built any crematorium to perform rituals. The lawyer pointed out that the LDA rules provided reserved place for cremation near residential areas. He requested the court to issue directions to the authorities concerned to ensure availability of crematorium for the Hindu community in the city. Justice Qureshi remarked the Constitution of Pakistan treated all citizens equally and no one would be discriminated.