North American Punjabi Association seeks NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh

North American Punjabi Association seeks NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh

Pargat Singh. File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 22

US-based NRI body North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has demanded NRI Affairs portfolio in the new Cabinet for hockey Olympian Pargat Singh, who had won from the Jalandhar Cantt constituency by a big margin of votes.

In a letter sent to PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said a majority of the Punjabi diaspora was from the Doaba region. “So, the NRI Affairs Minister should be from this region and Pargat Singh was the best choice for the job,” he said.

Chahal said there were many issues and concerns of the Punjabi diaspora that needed to be addressed by the government.

He demanded that there should be more fast-track courts in the Doaba region to decide the disputes of the Punjabi diaspora at their homes.

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