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Pakistan’s KPK government approves Rs 2.35 crore for purchasing Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar’s houses and converting them into museums – Unfold Times

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Below the conservation plan of historic buildings and to advertise tourism, Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) authorities has permitted Rs 2.35 core for buying the homes of legendary Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in Peshawar, which at the moment are in shambles, to transform them into museums.

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Kamran Bangash, Particular Assistant to Chief Minister KPK Mehmood Khan informed TOI on Saturday that KPK Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has permitted Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 80 lakh respectively to make the acquisition. “The home and haveli will then be transformed into museums and opened for the general public,” knowledgeable Kamran, including that the method to buy the properties will quickly be accomplished.

The step to transform the homes into museums is part of the federal government’s initiative to reinstate the pre-Indo Pak partition tradition, harking back to KPK. The Chief Minister is hopeful that the initiative will entice a lot of vacationers.

Ikram Khatana, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) digital media head, KPK, knowledgeable that the homes of the long-lasting actors of Hindi cinema had been in mendacity vacant and in shambles and therefore they’ve struck offers with their respective homeowners. “It is going to be finalised within the close to future after which we are going to start the restoration course of and convert the homes into museums to showcase their journey to Bollywood,” mentioned Ikram.

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Dilip Kumar’s home and the Kapoor Haveli are located in Qissa Khwani Bazar. Each the homes have already been declared as nationwide heritage websites by the Pakistan authorities after the homeowners tried to demolish them to assemble industrial plazas within the space, which has now turn into a main location in Peshawar.

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