Pakistan Taliban kills Pakistan’s Sikh leader

taliban killed shikh leaderTaliban, the terror outfit in Pakistan has killed Sardar Soran Singh, the Sikh leader from the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Sardar Soran Singh, a prominent leader of the Sikhs was the Minister for minority affairs for the province of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa. Imran Khan, the chairman and leader of the ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ party has expressed deep sorrow over the assassination of Sardar Soran Singh, also a leader of the same party. The slaying of Soran Singh underlines and brings to the fore one more time, the fact that the minority communities are not safe in Pakistan.

Soran Singh was gunned down by Taliban militants in the Buner Valley region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Claiming responsibility for the killing, the spokesperson of the ‘Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’ warned that the Taliban would continue such attacks until Pakistan took to stringent implementation of the Islamic law.

In a similar incident five years ago, Shahbaaz Bhatti, the Minister for minorities was shot dead by terrorists. The extremist groups and the terror outfits in Pakistan have been consistently targeting leaders of the minority communities that include the Hindus, the Christians and the Sikhs.

A few leaders of the government in power as also the Military of Pakistan, it is said, support the terrorist organizations that target minorities in the country.

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