PSGPC re-elects Sham Singh as president

  • PTI, Lahore
  • Updated: Dec 13, 2014 19:31 IST

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandik Committee (PSGPC) has re-elected unopposed Sham Singh as its president.Singh was elected on after a meeting between PSGPC members and Chairman Sadiqul Farooq of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which looks after the shrines and properties of minority communities.

My main priority was to ensure provision of better facilities to the Sikhs coming here for their holy places,
Sham Singh told PTI after getting elected.

"The government needs to take well care of our gurdwaras across the country," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Farooq said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon meet the Sikh leaders.

The government is providing best facilities to the minorities and land was being allocated for the construction
of Gurdwara in Karachi, he said, adding that 1,000 more rooms will be constructed for the accommodation of Sikh pilgrims.

Nankana Sahib would be converted into an idol city and a board of governor would be formed to run five educational institutions and a Janke Devi hospital, the Nation reported.

The committee members voted in favour of Sham Singh to be the Pardhan (president) of the committee for 2015.
Sardar Tara Singh and Gopal Singh Chawla have been elected vice-president and secretary general of the committee

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