Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Staff Report) – Special Assistant to Chief Minister KP on Minority Affairs and Member Provincial Assembly belonging to PTI Dr. Sardar Sooran Singh was gunned down by unknown assailant near his home in District Buner, police told APP by phone.

He was on his way back on foot after routine walk when the gunmen opened fire at him and shot him dead near his home in Pir Baba area, District police official said. He was immediately shifted to Pir Baba Hospital but he succumbed to the injuries on the way, police said.

The initial postmortem reports stated that he received only one bullet in his head. Police said that he had no guard at the
time of attack. He had sent his bodyguard for some work to Peshawar today (Saturday).

The district police officials rushed to the site and started combing operation to arrest the fleeing killers.

Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Special Assistant to KP Mushtaq Ghani and Provincial Ministers Shahram Tarakai, Muzzaffar Said Advocate and Inayatullah Khan have condemned the killing of Sardar Sooran Singh and expressed profound grief
with the bereaved family. They said that killers would be arrested and brought to justice come what may.

Dr. Soran Singh was a doctor by profession, TV anchor, politician. Before joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2011
he was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan for nine years.

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

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

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the assassination.