A delegation of Sikh representatives from Buner district met IGP Nasir Khan Durrani at the Central Police Office in Peshawar on Monday. They commended the police force for arresting the killers of Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Minority Affairs Sardar Soran Singh.
The members of the delegation included Roshan Singh, cousin of the late Sardar Soran Singh, Inder Prakash, Amar Nath, Satwat Singh and Deepak Kumar. Jamaat-e-Islami Buner district naib amir Muhammad Hanif and tehsil president Jehan Akbar of PML-N also accompanied the delegation.
Members of the delegation said they were satisfied with the performance of the Buner police, saying they had not only apprehended the real killers of Soran Singh, but also arrested them within three hours.
The delegation said Buner police had shown professionalism and managed to find the killers due to great acumen. As a result of their efforts, locals could now heave a collective sigh
The members announced to hold a function to recognise the outstanding performance of the police.
JI’s Muhammad Hanif said the performance of the Buner police in arresting the real culprits would go down in history.
He assured full cooperation to maintain law and order in the region.
PML-N tehsil president Jehan Akbar said people in Buner lived like family without discrimination or any problems. He added different festivals were celebrated peacefully in the district over the years; especially when devotees converged on the Pir Baba shrine in large numbers.
Speaking on the occasion, the IGP said the police can achieve its targets and ensure peace through the active participation of the public. He said the assassination of Soran Singh was “a huge loss for the whole country, especially K-P”.
He paid glowing tribute to the minorities’ leader, saying people were “deprived of an affectionate, brave, sincere and committed leader” after his assassination.
Durrani said it was a matter of great satisfaction that all communities in Buner coexisted peacefully.
“This unity is a slap on the face of miscreants,” he said.
The IGP also announced nominating the names of the team, involved in arresting the murderers, for the highest police award on the federal level. Malakand DIG Azad Khan was also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2016.