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CJP takes suo motu notice of attack on hindu temple in KPK

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday has taken suo motu notice of setting fire to a temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Supreme Court will hear the case on January 5 next week.

According to a notification, the CJP took notice of the incident after meeting Pakistan Hindu Council chief patron Dr Ramesh Kumar.

During the meeting, Kumar briefed the CJP on the burning of the shrine of a Hindu saint by an angry mob in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The CJP also condemned the incident in the meeting with Kumar.

The court has also summoned a report from the chairman of the minority rights commission, inspector-general of police and chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regarding the incident by January 4.

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