Peshawar: A Sikh trader in a tribal district of northwest Pakistan is giving discounts to Muslim worshippers in the holy month of Ramzan as a special gesture to promote peace and brotherhood in the restive region.
Naranj Singh who has a shop in tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is selling essential items at prices less than the rates fixed by the Pakistan government’s Price Control Committee. The edible items are sold at prices less than Rs 10 to Rs 30 as that of the original rates.
Naranj said he considered it ‘an act of charity’ and is performing the special gesture to promote peace and amity among Muslims and the minority Sikh community.
Most of the Sikhs residing here are those whose families previously resided in different parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). However, they later shifted here and started a business.
It should be mentioned here that renowned Sikh religious leader and rights activist Charnjit Singh was gunned down in Scheme Chowk area in the outskirts of the city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in May last year.