Peshawar, October 1
The Islamic State’s Afghanistan affiliate, dubbed Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-Ok, has claimed duty for the killing of a well known Sikh ‘hakeem’ in Pakistan’s restive northwestern metropolis of Peshawar.
‘Hakeem’ Sardar Satnam Singh (Khalsa), 45, was at his clinic on Thursday when unidentified gunmen barged into his cabin and opened fireplace at him, police mentioned. The killers managed to flee from the crime scene.
Singh, who practised Unani medication, acquired 4 bullets, died immediately, police mentioned.
Sikh medication practitioner shot lifeless in Pakistan’s Peshawar
In a message posted on social media late on Thursday, the ISIS-Ok claimed the killing of Singh.
The ISIS-Ok, which has stepped up assaults in a number of Afghan cities for the reason that Taliban seized energy in Kabul on August 15, had additionally claimed the lethal suicide assault at Kabul airport on August 26 that killed almost 170 Afghans and 13 US army personnel.
In line with Punjab Police, Singh had arrived in Peshawar from Hassan Abdaal a day earlier.
Singh, a well known determine within the Sikh neighborhood, was operating his clinic ‘Dharmandar Pharmacy’ on Charsadda Street in Peshawar. He had been dwelling within the metropolis for the previous 20 years.
Singh is survived by his spouse, three daughters and two sons.
About 15,000 Sikhs stay in Peshawar, largely within the Jogan Shah neighborhood of the provincial capital. A lot of the Sikh neighborhood members in Peshawar are concerned in enterprise, whereas some additionally run pharmacies.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the killing of Singh and directed the police to take quick steps to arrest the killers.
In 2018, Charanjit Singh, a distinguished Sikh neighborhood member, was killed by unknown males in Peshawar. Equally, news channel anchor Ravinder Singh was killed in 2020 within the metropolis. In 2016, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Nationwide Meeting member Soren Singh was killed in Peshawar.
In line with the 2017 census, Hindus represent the most important spiritual minority in Pakistan. Christians make up the second-largest spiritual minority. The Ahmadis, Sikhs, and Parsis are additionally among the many notable spiritual minorities in Pakistan. — PTI