The Islamic State’s Afghanistan associate, dubbed Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-Okay, has claimed duty for the killing of a well known Sikh ‘hakeem’ in Pakistan’s restive northwestern town of Peshawar. ‘Hakeem’ Sardar Satnam Singh (Khalsa), 45, was once at his sanatorium on Thursday when unidentified gunmen barged into his cabin and opened fireplace at him, police mentioned. The killers controlled to flee from the crime scene.
Singh, who practised Unani drugs, gained 4 bullets, died straight away, police mentioned. In a message posted on social media past due on Thursday, the ISIS-Okay claimed the killing of Singh.
The ISIS-Okay, which has stepped up assaults in numerous Afghan towns because the Taliban seized energy in Kabul on August 15, had additionally claimed the fatal suicide assault at Kabul airport on August 26 that killed just about 170 Afghans and 13 US army team of workers.
In step with Punjab Police, Singh had arrived in Peshawar from Hassan Abdaal an afternoon previous.
Singh, a well known determine within the Sikh group, was once working his sanatorium Dharmandar Pharmacy’ on Charsadda Highway in Peshawar. He have been dwelling within the town for the previous two decades. Singh is survived via his spouse, 3 daughters and two sons.
About 15,000 Sikhs reside in Peshawar, most commonly within the Jogan Shah group of the provincial capital. Many of the Sikh group contributors in Peshawar are thinking about industry, whilst some additionally run pharmacies.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Leader Minister Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the killing of Singh and directed the police to take instant steps to arrest the killers.
In 2018, Charanjit Singh, a outstanding Sikh group member, was once killed via unknown males in Peshawar. In a similar way, information channel anchor Ravinder Singh was once killed in 2020 within the town.
In 2016, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Nationwide Meeting member Soren Singh was once killed in Peshawar. In step with the 2017 census, Hindus represent the most important spiritual minority in Pakistan. Christians make up the second one greatest spiritual minority. The Ahmadis, Sikhs and Parsis also are some of the notable spiritual minorities in Pakistan.