The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony says that it has spent 163.06 million Rupees for the sake of protection, renovation and maintenance of the worship places of religious minorities in Pakistan. The stated figure was spent from the Minority Welfare Fund, during past three years, the Ministry explained.
In keeping with official statistics, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had given a nod to 138 schemes and projects including repair work, renovation work, maintenance and construction work and above all the protection of worship places of religious minorities in the country. These schemes were funded from Minority Welfare Fund (MWF).
The Ministry appraised the projects undertaken under its auspices stating that a lump sum of 61.23 million Rupees were spent on finishing 44 maintenance works of minorities’ worship places schemes during the financial year 2013-14.
Furthermore, another 52 schemes of the minorities’ worship places renovation work projects were finalized during 2014-15; which cost a total of 50.83 million Rupees. Additionally, during 2015-16, thus far 51 million Rupees have been spent on carrying out 42 renovation projects of minorities’ worship places, the ministry details.