Friday, 6 November, 2009

Shahbaz vows to open Pakistan’s door for Sikh Yatris


Shahbaz vows
to open Pakistan’s
door for Sikh Yatris
Islamabad Nov 6: Federal Minister fro Minorities Affairs, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti stated that doors of Pakistan would be opened for Sikh Yatrees. He was talking to the Sikh delegations in his office today who visited his office to pay thanks for his good care during their Pakistan Yatra in connection with birthday celebration of Baba Guru Nanak. It is worth mentioning that different Sikh delegations are continuously coming to his office for the purpose. This is first time that such a big number of Sikhs visited Minorities Minister’s office.Prominent Sikh delegates are Sardar Manmohan Singh, Khalsa, Chairman, World Muslim Sikh Federation, UK, Sardar Gurmeet Singh Aulakh, President, Council of Khalistan, USA, Dr. Paritpal Singh, Coordinator, American Sikh Gurdwara Perbanddhak Committee, USA, Sardar Joga Sigh, British Sikh Council, UK, Sardar Jagir Singh, Jathedar, Shiromani Gurdwara Perbandhak Committee, India, Sardar Shamsher Singh, Jathedar, Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Sham Singh, Member, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Perbandhak Committee.Sardar Sahib Singh, Member, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Perbandhak Committee, Sardar Bishan Singh, Ex-President, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Perbandhak Committee.Federal Minister, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti informed that Gurdwaras would be provided modern facilities and a comprehensive Religious Tourism would be introduced shortly. Sikh Marriage Act would also be presented in the Parliament for legislation after consultation.Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti added Sikhs students would be provided government jobs under 5% quota for minorities recently reserved and strictly being observed now a days.Delegates paid thanks to Federal Minister and his Ministry’s high ups for their cooperation. They were present during all this business including Secretary Amanullah Toro and Ch. Munir, Joint Secretary.Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti said “we all Pakistanis honour the national flag which indicates Majority and Minority through its green and white colors respectively, we live for it and can die for its honour."Federal Minister stressed on the necessity of equality and interfaith harmony and elimination of sectarianism and terrorism in the country.

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