Kin of slain Sikh leader in Pak ask govt to honour promises
Sardar Sooran Singh, 52, Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Minority Affairs and leader of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was gunned down in April by contract killers hired by his miffed Hindu rival after he failed to secure a ticket for elections.
The family of Singh held a demonstration outside Peshawar Press Club against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for not honoring its promises made to the family of the slain advisor to the chief minister of the province.
The protest was led by President of All Pakistan Hindu Welfare Organisation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter Haroon Sarb Dayal, President Sevak Sanskar Society Zahid Kumar and General Secretary Rajesh Laland.
The protesters requested the government to pay compensation to Singh’s family. They also demanded a government job for Singh’s widow.
The demonstrators called for implementation of packages announced by Singh for Churches and Gurdwaras and filling of the seat vacated due to his death in the provincial assembly.
The protesters were holding pictures of Singh, banners and placards inscribed with the demands for his family. The PTI activists were also part of the protest demonstration.