Hindu member of Pak Sindh Assembly flees to India for safety after getting life threats

January 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): A Hindu member of Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly has resigned from his seat after taking refuge in India, following life threats received by him.

Ram Singh Sodho was elected as member of the Sindh Assembly on the quota of ‘reserved seats for minorities’ in the 2008 general elections.

After receiving some security threats, Sodho fled to India, from where he sent his resignation to Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmad Khoro, The Nation reported.

The resignation has been accepted with immediate effect.

Sindh Assembly Secretary and PML-Q’s parliamentary leader Abdul Razzak Rahimoonconfirmed that Sodho, PML-Q’s minority MPA from Thar, had tendered his resignation from his assembly seat.

Sodho cited “some unavoidable reasons” behind his resignation, The News quoted Rahimoon, as saying.

A telephonic contact was also made with the minority legislator before the approval of his resignation by Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, the Sindh Assembly Secretary added.However, according to him, Sodho has been getting medical treatment in India, where his doctors have advised him to avoid travelling.

Sodho was a senior legislator who also remained Naib Nazim of district Thar. Cheetan from Thatta would be the new minority MPA of the PML-Q, Rahimoon added.

Incidents of kidnapping for ransom have seen an alarming rise during the last few months, forcing many families to abandon their homes and shift to India or other countries. (ANI)

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