SGPC writes to Imran Khan to raise issue of Pakistan’s Sikh TV anchor being threatened

File Photo: Pakistani Sikh Journalist Harmeet Singh National Press Club member

AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Taking cognizance of the threats received by Harmeet Singh, Sikh television (TV) anchor in Pakistan, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Jagir ‘Kaur’ has written a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Governor of West-Punjab Chaudhary Mohammad Sarwar to take up the issue with him.

In the letter, she appealed to Pakistan’s PM and Punjab’s Governor on the other side of the border, to intervene in the matter for ensuring the safety of the anchor. “It has been brought to our notice through media reports that Pakistan’s first turbaned Sikh television anchor Harmeet Singh has received threat calls from Peshawar jail, which is unfortunate.”

She said, “Sikhs are a minority in Pakistan and it is the duty of the government to ensure the safety of Sikhs. TV anchor’s brother was killed in the past and now he is receiving threats. So, the Pakistan government should take this matter seriously.”

He received the threat calls from his brother’s killers who are lodged in Peshawar jail.

His brother Parvendar Singh (25) was murdered by contract killers hired by his fiancée Prem Kumari on January 4 last year. He was found dead in a drain. Kumari and her accomplices had recently procured bail from the high court, said the sources.

After being threatened, Harmeet Singh said, “Since I belong to a minority community, I fear I may not be able to pursue my brother’s case as the authorities seem to be going soft on the accused belonging to the majority community.

The man who gave a threat call to Harmeet Singh introduced himself as Mohammad Ibrahim. He threatened him of dire consequences if he did not compromise in the case.


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