Two Sikhs shot dead by gunmen in Peshawar

PM Shehbaz directs KP CM to ensure immediate arrest of killers of Sikhs

By: News Desk
Published: 11:23 AM, 15 May, 2022
Two Sikhs shot dead by gunmen in Peshawar
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Two members of the Sikh community were murdered in a firing incident in Peshawar on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The police informed the media that unidentified attackers riding a motorcycle targeted the Sikhs who ran a spices shop in the Sarband area of Peshawar and made their escape good.

A heavy contingent of the police cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the gunmen.

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The police also shifted the bodies of the two Sikhs to a nearby hospital.

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PM directs KP CM to ensure immediate arrest of killers of Sikhs

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while strongly condemning the killing of two members of the Sikh community in Peshawar, directed the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure immediate arrest and punishment of the culprits.

He also urged the chief minister to ensure steps for the protection of the lives and properties of the citizens, particularly of the non-Muslims.

The prime minister expressed sympathies with the bereaved families of the deceased Ranjeet Singh and Kanwal Singh. The prime minister observed that enmity with Pakistan was the reason behind this act of terrorism and resolved to eliminate enemies of the country.

He also assured the bereaved families of the complete support of the federal government.

KP CM condemns killing of Sikhs

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the killing of two persons of Sikh community in Bata Tal bazaar of Sarband here on Sunday.

The Chief Minister took notice of the incident and directed the Police chief if KP to arrest the culprits involved in the incident as soon as possible.

He termed the incident a conspiracy against interfaith harmony and said that justice will be provided to the affected Sikh community.

It is worth mentioning here that two persons riding on motorbike opened fire on two shopkeepers of the Sikh community selling spices in Bata Tal bazaar of Sarband and killed Saljeet Singh (42) and Ranjeet Singh (38) on the spot.

Sikh community's protest

The members of the Sikh community staged a protest against the double murder in Peshawar and demanded the government arrest the culprits involved in the crime.

 

Reporter Syed Azmat Ali Shah