HINDU RELIGIOUS SITE OF PANJ TIRATH DECLARED AS A HERITAGE SITE IN PAKISTAN
On January 3, the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath was declared as a heritage site by the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government of northwest Pakistan. The site got its name because of the five pools of water present in it.
Earlier in 1747, Afghan Durrani dynasty damaged the site but in early 18th century the site was restored by the local Hindus under the rule of Sikhs. The KP government set up a fine of Rs 2 million and imprisonment of 5 years if someone tries to destroy the site again.
Pakistan has approved the Hindu marriage bill through which one can register marriages, appeal for divorce and also helps the divorcees to rejoin.