LAHORE, Pakistan—The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of the Government of Pakistan has released an official statement on the takeover of Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh Gurdwara.
Sanaullah Khan, the Secretary of the ETPB has referred to the incident as an act of defamation for Pakistan on the international level. Khan has sought action against the culprits from the Director-Inspector-General, Lahore.
ETPB secretary Sanaulla Khan had earlier said that a local Muslim named Sohail Butt Attari of Darbar Hazrat Shah Kaku Chisti and his accomplices named Raza Butt, Umair and others had occupied the attached vacant plot of the Gurdwara Sahib, which was situated in Landa Bazar, Lahore. The plot belongs to a historical Sikh gurdwara, which is the site of Bhai Taru Singh Ji’s martyrdom.
Sanaulla Khan said that strict action should be taken by the Government of Pakistan against the delinquents, otherwise the image of Pakistan will be damaged.