PESHAWAR: Members of religious minority communities on Saturday demonstrated against the delay in release of a compensation package announced by the provincial government for the family of slain Sardar Soran Singh, who was adviser to chief minister on minority affairs.
The protesters warned to agitate after Eidul Fitr if the demands were not met soon.
The demonstration was held on the Sher Shah Suri road with the protesters holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands.
They asked the government to ensure protection to non-Muslims and immediately release the package to late Sardar Suran Singh’s family as per its announcement.
On the occasion, All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Chairman Haroon Sarbdiyal said the provincial government had announced package for the slain lawmaker, but it was not yet provided to the aggrieved family.
The PTI government, he said had ignored the family of the minority leader. He demanded of Chief Minister Parvez Khattak to ensure provision of compensation payment to the bereaved family.
Similarly, he said the packages announced by late Soran Singh for various Gurdwaras, temples and churches should immediately be delivered.
The vacant seat of Soran Singh, he said should be filled immediately from the minority wing and the elected person should be appointed as the CM’s adviser or coordinator.
Haroon Sarbdiyal also demanded of the PTI government to provide protection to minorities, especially to Soran Singh’s family.
Courtesy : Dawn News