Pakistani Sikh politician killed by Hindu rival, not Taliban

26 April, 2016 12:00 AM printer

PESHAWAR: A Sikh politician in Pakistan who was gunned down last week was murdered by hired assassins and not the Taliban, police said Monday, adding they had arrested his Hindu rival who ordered the hit, reports AFP.
Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on Sardar Soran Singh’s car on Friday evening in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where he was the minister for minority affairs, killing him on the spot.
The Pakistani Taliban, who are active in the region, claimed the killing the next day, sparking widespread condemnation from rights activists and fellow lawmakers.