Sikhs in Pak Seek Representation in Govt

May 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NDTV/Press Trust of India

Pakistan's minority Sikh community seeks representation in the government, saying it will help ease its social and political problems.

''The Sikhs' problems could be solved if the community is given representation in the government or if a Sikh is appointed an adviser to the prime minister,'' said Swaran Singh, candidate for the post of president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.

He suggested that an adviser to the prime minister should be appointed to attract Sikhs from other countries to invest in Pakistan. Christians and Hindus have representations in the government, but Sikhs have yet to reach the national or provincial assemblies, he said.