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Party ticket dispute: PTI councilor hired assassins to kill KP legislator

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  Swat district Councilor Baldev Kumar, who was arrested a day ago in connection with murder of KP’s minorities minister Soran Singh, had got the minister killed over party ticket dispute, said DIG Malakand Azad Khan.

During a press briefing here, Khan revealed that Kumar had hired assassins to murder Soran Singh when the latter refused to give party ticket to Kumar.

It was further divulged that Pakistan Muslim League- (Nawaz)’s deputy nazim of Shangla, Alam Khan, provided Rs 1 million to assassins to gun down the KP minorities minister.

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KP Minorities minister Soran Singh who has been assassinated.

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The DIG informed that six suspects in murder connection had also been rounded up.

Gunmen on motorbikes had stopped Sardar Soran Singh’s car in Buner district, some 160 kilometres (100 miles) of Peshawar, on Friday (April 22) evening and opened fire, killing him on the spot.

PTI Swat councilor arrested on murder charges of Sooran Singh

PTI Swat councilor arrested on murder charges of Soran Singh

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, ministers and people from all walks of life had attended the last rites of Mr Singh in his ancestral village.

Mr Khattak also visited the residence of Mr Singh where he offered his condolences to the bereaved family and elders of the Sikh community.

PML-N's Azam Khan who allegedly provided Rs 1 million to assassins.PML-N’s Azam Khan who allegedly provided Rs 1 million to assassins.

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

Read here: PTI’s Swat councillor arrested over KP minister’s murder

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

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