scorecardresearch
Friday, Jan 27, 2023
Advertisement

Gurdeep Singh takes oath as Pakistan Senator

Singh, from the party of Prime Minister Imran Khan became the first turban-clad Sikh representative from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan's Senate.

Pakistan news, Gurdeep Singh, Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistan Senator, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e Islam, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, pakistan news, indian expressPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party candidate Gurdeep Singh elected Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (PTI)

Gurdeep Singh from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party took the oath on Friday as a Senator, becoming the first turban-clad Sikh representative in the upper house of Pakistan’s Parliament.

Singh, from the party of Prime Minister Imran Khan became the first turban-clad Sikh representative from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan’s Senate on March 3. He defeated rival candidates on a minority seat by a huge margin in the election to the upper chamber of Parliament.

Singh secured 103 votes in the House of 145 whereas Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (Fazlur) candidate Ranjeet Singh secured just 25 votes and Asif Bhatti of the Awami National Party received 12.

Forty-seven other Senators also took oath on Friday.

Subscriber Only Stories
Delhi Confidential: Lesson, Session
UPSC Key- January 27, 2023: Know about Republic and Democracy, Aditya-L1 ...
‘How do you make a still photograph speak?’: BV Doshi
Replacing addresses with three words… the world of What3words

Senator Sayed Muzafar Hussain Shah, who has been nominated as the presiding officer, administered the oath to the members-elect. They have been sworn in as Senators for a term of six years 2021-27.

Singh hails from Swat district, is the first turban-clad Sikh representative from the province in the Senate.

After taking oath as member of Senate, Singh told PTI that he would work for the betterment of the minority community in the country. He was confident that being Senator he would have the opportunity to serve his community in a more better way.

First published on: 12-03-2021 at 16:30 IST
Next Story

Cooperation between countries should not target third party: China on Quad summit

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close