Sardar Ramesh Singh, representing the Sikh community expressed his anger at the conference, for ignoring the Sikh community in the selection of the Prabandhal Committee. This committee has been functioning since 1999 and there has been no representation from Karachi. The Sikh community looks at being appointed at the Prabandhak committee, as this committee takes care of the religious affairs of the Sikh community. The head of the committee will be selected after the birthday of Baba Guru Nanak. The Pakistan Sikh Council objects to the fact that there is not enough representation included from Sindh.
Ramesh Singh further explained that there have been only two selections from Sindh and that also belonging to Deherki, Sindh, which is a Sikh minority area. He said this area has only 20 Sikh families, while Karachi has 5000 Sikhs. The representative should have been selected from Sindh in order to fairly represent the Sikh in this committee. The Sikh community is trying to maintain friendly relations after the event in May, when angry Sikhs stormed the parliament house in Islamabad after incidents in Sindh of discretion of Guru Granth Sahib.
According to a Sikh activist, the conflict between the Sikhs and the Hindus over the majority Hindus converting to Sikh, was the issue behind the matter. This meant that the Sikh elders suspected that some of the Sikhs appointed from Sindh were recent converts who were earlier Hindus. They are seeking for Sikhs with legitimate roots. Ramesh Singh however denied such theories and said that Hindus and Sikhs have lived together for years. There was no such conflict.