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Efforts intensified to rescue abducted Pak Sikhs

ANI  Islamabad, February 16, 2014
First Published: 19:21 IST(16/2/2014) | Last Updated: 11:20 IST(17/2/2014)

Pakistan Sikh leaders were held meeting with the Pakistan leadership, including the hardliners, to save the two Sikhs who were abducted near Deraban area of Dera Ismail Khan last week. 

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The abductors released the other two men, who along with two Pakistani Sikhs were kidnapped, but the other captives Pawinder Singh and Nand Singh, resident of Mohallaj Jogan Shah, Peshawar, and deal in natural medicines remained untraceable.

While talking to ANI from Peshawar, Swarn Singh, member provincial assembly of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), informed that they with the help of their Chairman of (PTI) Imran Khan have been in touch with the police and approached the leaders of all the political parties to save their co-brothers.

Sadar Singh father of Pawinder Singh and uncle of Nand Singh has registered a case with the Deraban Police station under Pakistan Penal Code against terrorists.

"We had meeting with Maulana Sami ul Haq, the head of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP), Jamaat e Islami KPK Ameer Prof M Ibrahim Khan, Maulana Atta Ur Rehman , vice presedent Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and so on to make early and safe release of the Pawinder Singh and Nand Singh", informed Swarn Singh.

Sikh leaders in Pakistan and India have also shown their concern for the safety and security of minorities living in Pakistan.

Sham Singh, President of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (PSGPC), has urged the federal government to make sure the two Sikhs are released.

Whereas Avtar Singh Makkar President  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the Sikhs that have been looking after the religious affairs, appealed to the Pakistan government  to find out the whereabouts of two Pakistani Sikhs.

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