Sikh Candidate Contesting in Local Election for First Time Since Partition

August 22, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: PTI

On August 22, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "For the first time since Partition, a Sikh candidate is contesting elections for the post of councillor from Pakistan's provincal metropolis of Lahore. Sardar Attar Singh, a cloth merchant, who is contesting the election on a minority seat from Delhi Gate area of Lahore, said all parties have extended their support to him. Although Sikhs in Lahore have only eight votes, all in Delhi Gate, Singh told The News that he was hopeful of getting a record number of votes. He said the locals had assured him that he would get the votes of all minorities present in that area."