Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly declared the ancestral home of Bollywood’s legendary actor Dilip Kumar, as national heritage and directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house in order to promote cultural relations between the people of India and Pakistan.
According to a report in The Nation, sources at the PM House revealed that chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa requested the federal government to take steps for acquiring the Dilip Kumar’s home in Peshawar and to declare it as national heritage with the aim of promoting solidarity between the people of Pakistan and India.
After acquiring Dilip Kumar’s home the Pakistan government is reportedly planning to convert it into a museum and the Prime Minister has ordered the authorities concerned to expedite the task after which he will invite Dilip Kumar and other members of his family to the country.
Acting Director General PNCA Mashood Mirza confirmed to The Nation that the council had received the orders from the information ministry with the instruction to implement it as soon as possible and that a special meeting would be held on Monday to review all aspects to develop the great actor’s home.
Dilip Kumar’s five marla home is located in Pesawar’s famous Qisa Khawani Bazaar area and is reportedly in a shabby condition. According to Mr Mirza, at present somebody, claiming to be Dilip Kumar’s relative, had been illegally occupying the house. As per the directions of the Prime Minister, the PNCA would reconstruct the house keeping in view of stature of Dilip Kumar who has fans all around the world.