New Delhi: A well-known Pakistani Sikh politician, Sardar Sooran Singh was shot dead on Saturday by unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen near his home in Pir Baba area of Buner district. The victim was Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Minority Affairs of Pakistan.
Sardar Sooran Singh was returning home after a walk when he was shot at in the head. He was a key member of Pakistani politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PIT) and was considered to be one of his close aides.
The victim was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police said that Singh had no guard at the time of the attack. Initial autopsy report stated that he received only one bullet in his head.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the killing.
Before joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2011, Singh was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan for 9 years.
He was also member of the Tehsil council, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the Evacuee Trust Property Board. Singh also hosted a TV programme ‘Za Hum Pakistani Yam’ for three and a half years with Khyber News.