Ex-Governor Punjab Salman Taseer Memorized

Ex-Governor Punjab Salman Taseer Memorized

Today marks six years to the brutal assassination of former Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer in 2011. A member of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Peoples Party, he was shot twenty seven times by his bodyguard, UN agency opposed Taseer’s views on the country’s blasphemy law.

Arrangements are created at his residence nowadays to recollect him and provide prayers.

Shimla-born Taseer was a bourgeois, and his murder garnered worldwide attention, as leaders reception and abroad condemned the incident. Heads of state of the USA, France, and therefore the kingdom expressed their condolences over Taseer’s shooting, whereas United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon labeled it a serious hit to Pakistan’s progress.

Taseer believed that Pakistan’s blasphemy law required to be rethought, that indignant an outsized range of individuals. In Gregorian calendar month 2010, Taseer met alleged nonreligious person Asia Bibi in Sheikhupura jail, forty five days when that he was gunned down by his own bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri, UN agency opposed his views.


Months when Taseer was killed, his son Shahbaz Taseer was abducted by Muslim Movement of Uzbek (IMU) on the way to figure, and was command captive for pretty much 5 years. Shahbaz was subjected to unkind torture, flogging, and unbroken hungry for days at finish.

However, he was bimanual over to Islamic Republic of Pakistan in March 2016 – days when Qadri was hanged to death – by Afghan Taliban, UN agency had taken him captive when a dispute with FTO.


Taseer, son of M. D. Taseer, was born on might thirty one, 1944. His mother was a fan of writer Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s partner. He studied in Saint Anthony faculty in metropolis, with current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his schoolfellow, and was a comptroller by profession.

The leader formally entered the domain in 1970 by connection terrorist group, and later became a part of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in 1988. He was put in as Governor of Punjab on May 15, 2008.

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