LAHORE - Sardar Sham Singh was elected unopposed as President of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) on Friday.

The meeting was chaired by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq and also attended by Sikh leaders from across the country.

Those attended the meeting included members of committee of all provinces, Sardar Sooran Singh, Sardar Sahib Singh, Baba Amra Jeet Singh, Sardar Sham Singh, Sadar Tara Singh, Sardar Ramesh Singh, Sardar Mehindar Singh, Srdar Gopal Singh Singh Chawala and senior officers of ETPB.

Sardar Gopal Singh Chawala was elected as Secretary General, Baba Amar Jeet Singh from KPK and Tara Singh from Sindh were elected as Vice President. Sardar Sham Singh was garlanded and presented sweets by the chairman ETPB on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion the ETPB chairman said that Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif would meet Sikh leaders soon. He said that present government was providing best facilities to the minorities and land was being allocated for the construction of Gurdwara in Karachi.

He said that government was going to construct 1,000 more rooms for the accommodation of Sikh pilgrims. The ETPB chairman said that a Nankana Sahib would be converted into an idol city and a board of governor would be formed to run five educational institutions and a Janke Devi hospital. He said that renovation of the 56 rooms of the Gurdwara Panja Sahib and other development works were also underway.

In the end, Srdar Sham Singh thanked Prime Minister and Chairman ETPB on behalf of PSGPC. He lauded the steps taken by the chairman to evacuate grabbed lands of board across the country.