Ramesh Singh Arora the first Sikh who was nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League (N), took oath as a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly on Saturday in Lahore.
By taking such a step, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), which is to form the next federal government, has shown its commitment to safeguard minorities living in Pakistan.
Ramesh termed it an honour to be the PML-N’s representative in the provincial assembly, adding that now he would able to raise various minority-related issues on a priority basis.
Imran Khan”s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) also nominated Swarn Singh, the former president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) in PaktunKhwa assembly.
The Sikh diaspora has welcomed this move, saying the appointment of Sikhs in assemblies in Pakistan would help in solving contentious issues related to the Sikh community.