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Sikh doctor shot dead in Pakistan

PTI April 22, 2016 22:09 IST
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Peshawar: A prominent Pakistani Sikh doctor and politician was shot dead by unidentified gunmen here today.

Sardar Sooran Singh, who was also the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Minority Affairs, was assassinated in Pir Baba area of Buner District of the province, police said.

The car of Singh was ambushed by unknown assailants on main road near a shrine.

Singh was a doctor, TV anchor, politician and Minister of Minorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  

Before joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2011 he was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan for nine years.  Singh was PTI Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) elected from District Buner.

He was also member of Tehsil council, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and Evacuee Trust Property Board.

Singh also hosted programme ‘Za Hum Pakistani Yam’ for three and a half years with Khyber News.