‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI) leader Gurdeep Singh was sworn in as MP and thus became the first Sikh turbaned Sikh in the Upper House.
In Pakistan, the ruling party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI) leader Gurdeep Singh (Gurdeep Singh) was sworn in as MP on Friday. With this, he has become the first Turban-clad Sikh in the Upper House of Pakistan’s Parliament. Singh defeated his rival candidate by a large margin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a minority seat in the election to the Upper House of the Pakistani Parliament.
Gurmeet Singh got 103 votes out of 145 in the House, while Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (Fazlur) candidate Ranjeet Singh (Ranjeet Singh) got just 25 votes and Asaf Bhatti (Asif Bhatti) of Awami National Party got 12 votes. Apart from Singh, 47 more MPs were also sworn in on Friday. Singh is from Swat district (Swat). He has become the first turbaned Sikh in the Upper House of the Pakistani Parliament.
Will work for the betterment of minority community: Gurmeet Singh
After taking the oath, Singh said that he will work for the betterment of the minority community in the country. He is confident that as a senator, he will get an opportunity to serve his community in a better way. Earlier, Election Commission officials said that the presiding officer rejected five votes of the minority candidates. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan claimed that Gurmeet Singh would get 102 votes, while he secured one more vote.