In his condolence message, Badal described Soran Singh as “a multifaceted personality being a member of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and Evacuee Trust Property Board”.
“Such activities would continue till the enforcement of Islamic system in the country,” the terror outfit said.
China is very nervous at the prospect Islamist militants from its restive far western region of Xinjiang getting support from the Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and central Asia.
The brazen assault on Tuesday in a densely packed Kabul neighbourhood marked the first major Taliban attack in Kabul since the insurgents announced the start of this year’s fighting season last week.
Taliban’s announcement of their traditional offensive backed by guerrilla attacks has surprised many in Pakistan.
In an email to media organizations Tuesday, the militants said the so-called “spring offensive” had begun at 5 a.m.
US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday called on the Afghan Taliban to restart direct peace talks with Kabul, weeks after the militant group refused to return to the negotiating table.
The app, which allowed users to access the group’s Pashto website, is part of a growing digital campaign by the Taliban to grow its audience.
In the survey last April, 72 percent had an unfavourable view of the Taliban umbrella group, while six-in-10 had negative opinions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan specifically.
The dead include 29 children and 10 women; some 20 were Christians.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing in an email sent to reporters.
Six months after fleeing a Taliban assault on her city, the owner of an Afghan radio station devoted to women’s rights is back home and returning to the airwaves.
Pakistan began its operation to clear Taliban and Al-Qaeda strongholds in North Waziristan in 2014, and claims to have killed more than 3,750 militants since then.
“We want to repeat our stance once again that until the occupation of foreign troops ends, until Taliban names are removed from international blacklists, talks will yield no results,” said Taliban.
The blasts come amid fresh efforts by Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the US to restart talks aimed at ending the Taliban’s long and bloody insurgency in Afghanistan.