| Sindh, Pakistan | 31 March 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Gurdwaras in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan met for the second time in their efforts to create the All Sindh Balochistan Gurdwara Management Committee.
At the most recent meeting this month, a decision was made to form the committee for the ‘support, protection and unity’ of the gurdwaras in the two provindes.
The meeting, held at Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Sikh Sabha Kandhkot in Sindh, was coordinated by the Pakistan Sikh Council (PSC).
The suggested locations for the head office were Karachi, Sukkur or Ghotki, according to a statement by PSC member Dr Sagarjeet Singh.
There are 25 gurdwaras in Sindh and 5 gurdwaras in Balochistan.
“It was a fruitful meeting,” PSC patron in chief Ramesh Singh told Asia Samachar in a telephone conversation.
Some of the active gurdwaras are in Sindh are Gurdwara Baba Nanak Shah Daharki, Gurdwara Guru Ram Das Sahib Ghotki, Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh Sabha Kandhkot, Gurdwara Sachkhand Hazoor Sahib Shikarpur and Gurdwara Sahib Bhit Shah.
In Karachi, the active gurdwaras include Gurdwara Guru Granth SahibSikh Sabha Narainpura and Gurdwara Guru Nanak Temple Manora Karachi. In Balochistan, they are Gurdwara Guru Nanak Singh Sabha Dera Allahyar and Gurdwara Sahib Queeta Cantt.
PSC, one of the founding members of the Global Sikh Council (GSC), is based in Karachi.
Key council officials, as listed on its website, are Tara Singh (president), Arshad Jee Singh (vice president), Karan Singh Rai (general secretary), Deepak Singh (joint secretary) and Manmohan Singh (treasurer).
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