Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities on Saturday authorised the discharge of Rs 2.35 crore to buy the ancestral homes of legendary Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor situated within the coronary heart of the town and declared because the nationwide heritage. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmud Khan formally authorised the proposal, permitting the authorities involved to buy the ancestral havelis at a fee decided by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Communication and Works Department just a few weeks again. Also Read – Pakistan: 11 Coal Miners Shot Dead After Being Kidnapped in Balochistan
Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar Muhammad Ali Asghar, following a report of the Communication and Works Department, has fastened the value of Dilip Kumar’s 4 marla -101 sq. metre home for Rs 80.56 lakh whereas that of Raj Kapoor’s six marla home -151.75 sq. metre for Rs 1.50 crore. Also Read – 26/11 Mumbai Attack Mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi Arrested in Pakistan Over Terror Financing
Marla, a standard unit of space utilized in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is taken into account as equal to 272.25 sq. toes or 25.2929 sq. metres. After procurement, each the homes can be transformed right into a museum by the KP archaeology division. Also Read – After India Lodges Protest, Pakistan Provincial Govt to Rebuild Hindu Temple Vandalised by Mob
Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor have been born within the constructing. It has been declared nationwide heritage by the provincial authorities.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s over the 100-year-old ancestral home can be situated in the identical locality.
The home is in shambles and was declared as a nationwide heritage in 2014 by the then Nawaz Sharif authorities.
The homeowners of the 2 buildings made a number of makes an attempt prior to now to demolish them for setting up industrial plazas in view of their prime location however all such strikes have been stopped because the archaeology division needed to protect them, retaining in view their historic significance.
(With inputs from PTI)
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