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Pakistan cracks down on clerics ''celebrating'' Salmaan Taseer's killing

Salmaan Taseer, who had angered religious zealots with his statements against Pakistan`s controversial blasphemy laws, was killed in Islamabad`s Kohsar Market on January 4, 2011.

Islamists end protest in Pakistani capital

Islamists end protest in Pakistani capital

Islamist protesters gathered in the Pakistani capital ended their days-long sit-in on Wednesday after claiming the government had agreed to a number of their demands including the hanging of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.

Pakistan issues 2-hour notice to Mumtaz Qadri's supporters to end sit-in

Pakistan on Tuesday night gave a two-hour notice to the supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, executed for killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, to end their three-day sit-in as authorities arrested over 1,100 protesters who were demanding declaration of the Islamist assassin as a "martyr".

Qadri supporters continue siege of Islamabad

Hundreds of Islamists on Monday continued the siege of the heart of the Pakistani capital to denounce the hanging of the commando who assassinated the Punjab governor for alleged blasphemy.

Pakistan Army called to rein in violent pro-Qadri protestors

The government has called in the army to control the law and order situation.

Pakistan: Salmaan Taseer's abducted son freed after 5 years

Shahbaz Taseer, son of erstwhile Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was freed from his captors on Tuesday, five years after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from Lahore.

Blast kills eight as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

A suicide bomber blew himself up in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least eight people and injuring 21 in an attack the Taliban said was revenge for the hanging of an Islamist assassin last week.

Executed Pakistani Mumtaz Qadri hailed as hero of Islam for supporting blasphemy law

After the execution, Qadri's body was handed over to his family living in Sadiqabad area of Rawalpindi where hundreds of his supporters belonging to radical religious groups gathered to mourn his death.

Pakistan on alert as Salman Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri ​is hanged

Pakistan on alert as Salman Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri ​is hanged

Qadri, a former police bodyguard, shot liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer 28 times in an upscale market in Islamabad in 2011.

Salman Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri hanged to death in Pakistan

Salman Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri hanged to death in Pakistan

Radical religious groups had been demanding that Qadri should be forgiven as he killed a “blasphemer”.