Pakistan state lawmaker Mahinder Pal Singh creates history as the first Pakistan Sikh to be made a state parliamentary secretary.
Mahinder is an elected Member of Provincial Asembly (MPA) from on a reserved seat for minorities on a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ticket from Multan, Punjab.
He is one of the 37 MPAs appointed as parliamentary secretaries by Punjab chief minister Usman Budzar.
They would be entitled to a monthly salary of Rp20,000, a Rp10,000 monthly sumptuary allowance and an official car and residence, as per the Punjab Parliamentary Secretaries (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) Ordinance 2002. They also get to travel locally on business class equal to a first grade officer.
First Sikh PRO at Pakistan’s Punjab Governor House (Asia Samachar, 12 Jan 2019)