Srinagar: A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker on Wednesday called for shifting grave of former military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq from the Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabadm media reports said.
As per reports PTI lawmaker Hamidul Haq submitted a calling attention notice in the Pak National Assembly regarding preservation of the mosque, arguing that any grave could be relocated after the period of 30 years.
He said the problems facing the mosque could be addressed by shifting the grave of the former president of Pakistan, who died in a plane crash on 17 August 1988.
Responding to the points raised by the opposition lawmaker, PMLN MNA Tariq Fazl Chaudhry maintained that the government was taking measures for the preservation of the Faisal Mosque.
He said the Zia’s grave has nothing to do with the mosque.
The grave of the former military ruler is in the centre of the courtyard of the Shah Faisal Mosque.