PESHAWAR: The Sikhs on Saturday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government build a school for them. Sikh school, Rising Hope Public School, situated in Mohallah Jogan Shah in Dabgari area of Peshawar has been sold by the owner. Sikhs said that the closure of Rising School will create problems for them. The important aspect of the school was that Sikh students from all over Peshawar used to study there due to a uniform nature of the school. Manjit Singh, a student’s father, said that his two sons and a daughter studied at the community school for the last three years and he had not faced any issue regarding their culture and religious beliefs. Earlier, the Sikhs protested for months to press the KP government to buy the school for their kids. Another Sikh couple said the Rising Hope School not only provided standard education but also played a vital role to teach tolerance. They added that the KP government should help the community in order to fulfill its slogan of educational emergency. Published in Daily Times, September 10th 2017.