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Pak Government Shouldn’t Buy Dilip Kumar’s Ancestral Home: Owner’s Lawyer

Peshawar: The lawyer representing the owner of Indian film legend Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar has advised the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to not buy the over 100-year-old haveli, as it is in a dilapidated condition and repairing it would be as costly as acquiring it.
Earlier in the month, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had approved the release of ₹ 80.56 lakh for Mr Kumar’s ancestral home, with the aim to turn it into a museum in honour of the movie star.
Gul Rahman Mohmand, the lawyer of the present building owners, in a chat with a private news channel on Tuesday, said the haveli is in an extremely dilapidated condition due to years of neglect, comparing the premises to a “heap of garbage”.
Mr Mohmand said the reconstruction cost of the building would be double the cost of acquiring it.
If the KPK government is still interested in buying it, then it must do so at the market rate, which is around ₹ 35 crore, the advocate said.
Report by web desk
Reported on – 10/02/2021

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