Pakistan To Set Up Plant To Recycle Sacred Papers In Islamabad

The Ministry of Religious Affairs has approved a plan to set up a recycling plant in the capital to treat old pages of the Qur’an.

The plan, which has been on hold since 2016, was approved at a meeting of the ministry’s departmental development working party chaired by Sardar Ijaz Ahmad Khan Jaffer, secretary of the ministry of religious affairs and interfaith harmony.

Jaffer said that the holy paper recycling plant would be constructed on 10 kanals of land at Haji Camp on the outskirts of Islamabad at a cost of Rs. 331 million. It will be the first such recycling plant in the country.

The ministry had identified a site for the plant near the Haji camp, the official said. He said that this plant would be constructed by Pakistan Public Works Department within a year.

He believed that the recycling plant would help curb blasphemous incidents involving desecration of religious texts.

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