Pakistan Hindu Council is a Representative Body of Hindus residing in Pakistan. The far basic aim of the council is to develop unity among the scared community scattered in the nook and corner of the country and establish relations between all the factions of the community specifically the low income group of the society habited in the urban and rural areas of all the four Provinces, mainly in Sindh.
Formed in November, 2005
314, Namco Centre, Campbell Street,
Off. M. A. Jinnah Road, KARACHI
Under Shifting to:
Inside Swami Narain Temple,
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The 41 couples were married for free at the flower decorated venue.
The brides were dressed in red saris and the grooms wore golden sherwanis. Some of the grooms carried traditional swords. Each couple was allowed 10 guests.
Mukesh Kumar, a groom, said: "I had decided a long time ago that I would get married at a blessed mahurat (auspicious time), which comes only once a year."
His nervous bride, 19-year-old Rakhi, said that the mass wedding was a good way to dispense with all unnecessary and irrelevant expenditures that burden a family.
"I am grateful and thankful to the council for helping us celebrate the biggest moment of our lives," she said.
Former chief justice of Pakistan, Rana Bhagwandas was present on the occasion.
Mangla Sharma, coordinator of the women's wing of the council, said the cost for each couple's wedding was approximately Rs.70,000.
Sharma said: "We paid for everything, including the dowry, which consists of bedroom sets, bridal dresses, and other appliances and utensils. Similarly, the couple did not have to spend a single rupee on food or decorations. We are happy that all the money was collected by the Hindu community and other individuals, and no financial support or help was sought from the government."
Pakistan Hindu Council says Hindus feeling insecure
The Pakistan Hindu Council today said Hindus living in Sindh province are feeling insecure due to rising cases of kidnapping and murder of the people from their community.
It appealed to President of Pakistan to take notice and direct authorities to provide protection and take measures to recover kidnapped Hindus from Sakrand, Kashmore and Jacobabad.
"More recently a Hindu businessman, Ashok Kumar Kohistani, has been kidnapped from Sakrand. Police is not registering the case as yet and have not been able to arrest the outlaws. The victim's family does not have enough money to pay the ransom," Visharam Tharwani, general secretary of the council, said in a statement.
1.Cremation Bus: Pakistan Hindu Council purchased a cremation Bus for cremation of dead Bodies. This service is provided to all Hindu Communities living in Karachi at a very nominal cost. This is a unique service started by PHC after partition. The bus is stationed at Centre of city, Swami Narayan Temple Estate Trust, Karachi.
2.Remedy of Forcible conversion: A constitutional write petition has been failed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the remedy of forcible conversion of innocent girls & boys of Hindu Community. This step would protect the innocent from changing religion without one’s willingness.