Mumtaz Qadri

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.

Jan 04, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
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.

Mar 30, 2016, 23:24 PM IST

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".

Mar 29, 2016, 23:14 PM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2016, 16:33 PM IST

Pakistan Army called to rein in violent pro-Qadri protestors

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

Mar 27, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

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.

Mar 08, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

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.

Mar 07, 2016, 15:09 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2016, 20:49 PM IST
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.

Feb 29, 2016, 18:12 PM IST
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”.

Feb 29, 2016, 10:10 AM IST

Pakistan governor killer appeals against death sentence

The killer of a Pakistani politician who sought reform of the country`s controversial blasphemy law has appealed to the Supreme Court against his death sentence, lawyers said on Monday.

Apr 13, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Pak court upholds death sentence for Salman Taseer's killer Mumtaz Qadri

A Pakistani court upheld the death sentence on Monday for the killer of the governor of Pakistan`s largest province after he had called for reform of a law against blasphemy, media said. 

Mar 09, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Pak HC reserves judgement in Taseer murder case

A high court in Pakistan today reserved its judgement on an appeal against death sentence to a former police bodyguard convicted for the 2011 murder of ex-Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, who had sought reform of blasphemy laws.

Feb 12, 2015, 01:38 AM IST

Outrage after release of Taseer`s killer demanded

A Parliamentarian from Imran Khan`s PTI triggered a furore by calling for the release of Mumtaz Qadri, the man convicted for gunning down former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.

Jun 20, 2013, 17:34 PM IST

Pardon Taseer`s killer: Pak party to Zardari

Mumtaz Qadri was angered by Salmaan Taseer`s opposition to the controversial blasphemy law.

Oct 23, 2011, 13:55 PM IST

Hundreds in Pakistan rally for governor`s killer

Tuesday`s rally took place as Mumtaz Qadri appealed his death sentence before a high court.

Oct 11, 2011, 17:39 PM IST

Pak judge in Taseer`s murder case transferred

Radical clerics have criticised Shah for giving an "un-Islamic" verdict and called for action against him.

Oct 08, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

Rallies across Pak for release of Taseer’s killer

Death sentence has been awarded to Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of Salmaan Taseer.

Oct 08, 2011, 11:39 AM IST

Shahbaz Taseer still remains untraceable

Religious extremist groups had warned the court and the government against convicting Qadri.

Sep 03, 2011, 15:07 PM IST