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Sikh politician Soran Singh murdered in Pakistan, Taliban claims responsibility

Every minority community in Pakistan, including the Sikhs who are reasonably well-off, are specifically being targeted in Pakhtunwala for the past two years

The Sikh lawmaker and former president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC), who was also the Minister of Minorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province DrSoran Singh, was shot dead in northwestern Pakistan.

Dr. Soran Singh via geo.tv
Dr. Soran Singh
via geo.tv

Assailants on motorbikes ambushed Singh’s car in Buner district, some 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of Peshawar on Friday evening and opened fire, slaying him on the spot as the Pakistani Taliban claimed culpability for the killing.

Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal expresses shock over killing of Sikh politician .In his condolence message, Badal described Dr. Soran Singh as “a multifaceted personality being a member of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and Evacuee Trust Property Board”.

This is not the first instance, Several Sikhs have been kidnapped for ransom recently. Such incidents surely raises doubts over the safety of minorities in Pakistan especially those who are economically well-off, are often threatened for money that is used to foster terrorism and fanaticism.

Report prepared by Yajush Gupta, Twitter: @yajush_gupta

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