Family members of a Pakistani Sikh politician who was gunned down in April staged a protest on Sunday demanding that the promises made by the provincial government to the victim’s kin be fulfilled.
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 by contract killers hired by his miffed Hindu rival after he failed to secure a ticket for elections.
The protest was led by the president of All Pakistan Hindu Welfare Organisation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter, Haroon Sarb Dayal, president of 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 his 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.