Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Indian bollywood actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house.
The prime minister’s approval was sent to the information ministry, which has forwarded it to director general, Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) for implementation of the orders.
Well-placed sources at the PM House informed that Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa forwarded a summary to the federal government, requesting that it should take steps for acquiring Dilip Kumar’s home and to declare it as national heritage. They said the project would play an important role in bringing the people of Pakistan and India closer.
Sources said Nawaz Sharif was eager to promote the cultural relations between India and Pakistan and also met representatives of Indian film industry during his last visit to India.