30th August, 2009: Islamabad, Pakistan: Amardeep Singh and Navjit Singh, reporting from Peshawar: Aid work continues, we have just returned after distributing aid to 105 Christian families at Gojra, district Toba Tek Singh. The below incident has raised high security alert. More on the aid distribution to the Christian families, later….. Continue reading ‘Blast kills 16 Pakistan cadets; NATO trucks bombed’ »
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6th of July 2009, Pesahwar, Pakistan: In the third visit to meet the Sikhs in Peshawar the Sikhs broke out their silence of their situation and gave a detailed saga of the kidnapping of Kalyan Singh.
4th July 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan: Stationed currently at Hassan Abdal, Panja Saheb, in Pakistan, UNITED SIKHS volunteers surveyed the Internally displaced people (IDPs) at the Hassan Abdal-Panja Saheb camp of their needs. The immediate need was to provide medicines for chronic patients suffering from diabetes, respiratory issues and heart related problems. Continue reading ‘Panja Saheb Gurdwara, a haven for fleeing -Sikhs, Hindus and Christains’ »
June 27, 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan: These are some of the major issues that the displaced Sikhs from the Orakzai Agency are facing
1) The Sikhs displaced from the Orakzai Agency are not referred to as IDPs as the Military hasn’t started the operations in Orakzai Agency as said to us by Herdiyal Singh from Continue reading ‘Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar-2’ »
26th June 2009, Islamabad: Conditions at the camp are detoriating because of the change in weather and the coming in of the monsoons. There is an increase in the cases of snake and scorpion bites. Visiting the camp sites with the team of local doctors from NATPOW, the Continue reading ‘Conditions at the Camps in Pakistan’ »
06/27/2009: Peshawar, Pakistan: Peshawar falls under the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area), bordering Afghanistan, and is one of the 6 frontiers in FATA, and is the capital of North West Frontier Provice (NWFP).
The Internally Displaced Sikhs don’t stay in the Bhai Joga Singh Peshawar Gurdwara, which is located in a town called as Dabgarhi in Peshawar. There are 2 Khalsa schools that cater around 600+ Sikh children.
99% of Sikhs from Peshawar are Amrtidhari Sikhs. Their family model is that of an extended family and the average family size is of 8 members. Most of the Sikhs are businessmen, as clothe merchants or grocery store owners. Every evening they get together at the Gurdwara Saheb for daily prayers and are there from 7:00pm – 10:30pm. Continue reading ‘Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar -1’ »