An angry mob on Wednesday attempted to vandalise a Hindu temple in the northwestern part of Pakistan while protesting against its expansion, PTI reported.
According to the District Police Officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Karak district, the incident occurred in Terri village, when a mob while protesting against the expansion of the Hindu temple wrecked the recently constructed structures.
No case has been filed pertaining to the incident, nor any arrests have been made.
Lal Chand Malhi, the Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights in Pakistan, condemned the incident and held some "anti-social elements" responsible for it.
Malhi said that the government will not tolerate such acts that result in the defamation of Pakistan.
The district administration has been directed to file an FIR in relevance to the case and to take all necessary legal actions against those who are responsible.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Mahmood Khan has requested an early report from the authorities on the incident and has ordered a prompt arrest of those involved.
He also added that the attack was nothing short of an unfortunate incident and promised to make sure that such incidents would not be repeated.
Haroon Sarab Diyal, the leader of the Hindu Community in Peshawar, said that Hindu religious leaders' samadhi exists at the site and families from all across the country visited the sacred site.
According to the leader of the Hindu Community, the incident hurt the sentiments of the Hindus living in Pakistan and urged Islamic Ideology Council to look into the matter.
Diyal highlighted the contradiction in actions of the government, by referring to Imran Khan's initiatives to promote religious terrorism in Pakistan when places of worship are not even safe to visit.
Official records of Pakistan state that more than 75 lakh Hindus reside in the country and make up the biggest minority community.