The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid e Azam Group) has opposed the construction of a Hindu temple in capital Islamabad.
The political party has argued that constructing the temple is “against the spirit of Islam”.
Elahi, however, said his party supported the rights of the minorities.
“The existing temples were renovated during my tenure as Punjab chief minister. I had got Katas Raj Temple repaired. During my tenure, for the first time in the budget funds were allocated for repairs of churches as well,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
The Hindu Panchayat Islamabad is scheduled to manage the affairs of the temple.