Karachi / Islamabad
Pakistan Hindu Council has reacted strongly to ongoing character asasination campaign against its Patron-in-chief Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani and hinted to take legal action against infamous culprits portraying themselves as minority representatives at the behest of Evacuee Trust Properties Board (ETPB).
Pakistan Hindu Council, in a statement issued on Friday, categorically said that the patriotic Hindu community across the country values the selfless contributions of Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani to ensure the protection of the holy places of worship. “The problems of the non-Muslim minority community in Pakistan are directly related to the incompetence of the ETPB,” the statement said.
The Pakistan Hindu Council believes that the ETPB management is behind the character asasination campaign against Dr Ramesh Kumar. In order to fullfil its vested interests, the ETPB management is trying to create mistrust among Hindu and Sikh communities under the cover of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (PSGPC) and other dubious organizations.
The PSGPC, according to Pakistan Hindu Council, is established by the Evacuee Trust Property Board in 1999 and therefore, its status is not more than a puppet institute under the direct control of the ETPB with no credibility among Sikh community. “Even the ETPB management doesn’t consider PSGBP capable enough to look after the affairs related to the Kartarpur Corridor,” Pakistan Hindu Council mentioned, adding that Sikh pilgrims have also reservations over managing Kartarpur Corridor by the Project Management Unit of ETPB.
The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has also tried to exploit the name of former president of Pakistan Hindu Council Chela Ram Kewlwani unjustifiably for malafide intentions. However, Chela Ram has clarified that Pakistan’s patriotic Hindu community is united under the leadership of Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani. Chela Ram also termed the allegations against Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council fabricated and baseless. “Being an elected President of Pakistan Hindu Council, I, with the consultation of Dr Ramesh Kumar, raised voice to demand for appointment of former Chief Justice Rana Bhagwan Das as Hindu Chairman of ETPB, seven years ago in 2014” he said.—INP