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Krishna Temple in Lahore safe: Pakistan

Stressing that media reports on the temple's demolition were factually incorrect.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 22:37 IST

Pakistan on Sunday denied media reports that Krishna Mandir in Lahore had been demolished and said the structure being referred to was not a mandir but an abandoned property.

"The only Krishna Temple that exists in Lahore is safe," a Pakistan High Commission release in New Delhi said, quoting the 'Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).

Stressing that media reports on the temple's demolition were factually incorrect, it said the Krishna Mandir was situated on Ravi Road in Lahore while the property under reference was in the Rang Mahal area.

"Both the sites are several kilometres apart, the note said, adding the temple was intact but its surrounding property was being used for residential purpose by 35 occupants of the ETPB since 1947.