Pakistan to offer free technical education to the children of Sikhs and Hindus

LAHORE, Punjab—From 2021 onwards, Pakistan’s federal government has decided to avail free technical education for the children of Sikh and Hindu nationals of Pakistan. The Evacuee Trust Property Board has taken this decision in Lahore’s board meeting under the presidency of ETPB’s chairman Dr. Amir Ahmad.

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The Evacuee Trust Property Board looks after the sacred shrines and religious properties of Sikhs and Hindus in Pakistan.

Interacting with the media, ETPB’s spokesperson Amir Hashmi said that all Sikh and Hindu children would be availed free technical education under Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji Scholarship.

“The children of Sikhs and Hindus, who are pursuing their education in other fields, will continue to receive their scholarships, i.e., PKR 10,000/- per month,” he added.

It is pertinent to note here that the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government has been generously addressing the concerns of its minorities. However, still, some incidents of “forceful conversion” of Sikh and Hindu girls have brought the working of the Pakistan government under a question mark.

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