AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—For the welfare of underprivileged section of Sikhs residing in the country, the Pakistan government has allocated a special fund for them. In this regard, a special committee has been constituted. The government also took many other vital decisions for local Sikhs.
The committee earlier informed Sikh24 that it would make efforts to uplift living standards of Sikhs belonging to the backward section.
The government has given rights to the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) to send Sikh Jathas to India and east Punjab after proper verification of Passports and other related documents. It has become mandatory for all of the Sikhs who want to visit the east , the government announced a sizable increment to the pay scales of Granthis of five historical Sikh shrines of the country.
Evacuee Trust Property Board chairman Saddik Ul Farook made it clear that the PSGPC is the sole elected body of the Sikhs in the country and the government would not interfere into its affairs. Taking another vital decision, the government issued a grant of Rs 50 lakh for the renovation of an ancient Hindu temple situated in Multan.