KP minority minister Sardar Soran’s funeral takes place in Buner


Last rites of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s minority affairs minister Sardar Soran Singh were performed in his native village in Buner district today (Saturday) local media reported.

Soran Singh was gunned down when gunmen on motorbikes stopped his car in Buner district, some 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of Peshawar, on Friday evening and opened indiscriminate fire.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the killing of Singh.

Singh‘s murder was widely condemned by his fellow lawmakers and rights activists.

Imran Khan, whose Pakistan-Tehreek Insaf (PTI) party rules the restive northwestern province, urged his government to set up an inquiry commission.


“Shocked at murder of PTI s KP MPA & Minorities Minister Sooran Singh. KP govt must immed set up inquiry. A great loss for all of us,” Khan tweeted.

“When will Pakistan stop targeting minorities?” Twitter user Saqeena Qasim said.

Others expressed similar views.

“Tragic minority SoranSingh targeted by terrorists. He was a symbol of Pakistan s bright inclusive future — May many Soran Singhs now rise!” tweeted Meriam Sabih.

On the other hand, police have arrested four suspects from the area. Three of them are from Buner while one suspect is from Swabi area.

First Information Report (F.I.R) has not been registered due to legal complications as yet.

According to sources, FIR will be registered after dealing with legal complications and collection of evidence from the crime scene.