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India `shocked` over Salman Taseer`s assassination

Last Updated: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 23:50

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Thursday wrote to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressing "deep sorrow and shock" over the assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan`s Punjab province.
In the letter, Krishna conveyed his "heartfelt
condolences" on behalf of the people and the Government of
India to Tasser`s family.

The Minister also described Taseer as a "dynamic and
progressive" leader of Pakistan.
Taseer, a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan
People`s Party was shot dead by one of his guards at the
Kohsar Market in Islamabad on Tuesday.


First Published: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 23:50

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