2 Sikhs Kidnapped in Pakistan

Two Pakistani Sikhs and their two employees were abducted by unidentified persons in the country’s restive northwestern Khyber Pakthunkhwa province today, police said.

Sardar Singh, a resident of provincial capital Peshawar, registered a case under the Pakistan Penal Code against terrorists in Daraban police station in connection with the abduction of his son Pawinder Singh, nephew Nand Singh and the two others.

The incident occurred near Daraban in Dera Ismail Khan district when the Sikhs came to the area in connection with their medicine business, police officials said.

According to reports, Pawindar Singh and his cousin Nand Singh, residents of Mohallah Jogan Shah in Peshawar, and the two others were travelling in a car to Daraban to sell medicines when they were kidnapped at gunpoint.

The kidnappers left behind their vehicle. Police launched a hunt to trace the men.

Peshawar has a sizable Sikh population and there have been several instances in recent years of members of the minority community being kidnapped for ransom.

If anyone understands Pashtu please translate the only news report from the area. It will be of great help in understanding what the Sikhs in the area had to say about this.


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