Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, who has been returned from an eight-day tour to Pakistan, told the media that the visit went well and we were blessed to have a darshan (tour) of historic gurdwaras in Pakistan.
The Jathedar said, “I also held a meeting with the top brass of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which is the custodian of properties of minority communities — Hindus and Sikhs. Here, I requested them to pay attention to historic gurdwaras, which are in dilapidated condition. I demanded the restoration of the buildings of these gurdwaras, instead of replacing them with the new one.”
“Officials of the ETPB were receptive to our demands and told us that were already restoring some of the shrines, and will now focus on the places we suggested,” the Jathedar added.