Salman Taseer

Shrine of Salman Taseer's murderer Mumtaz Qadri exposes two faces of Pakistan

Shrine of Salman Taseer's murderer Mumtaz Qadri exposes two faces of Pakistan

A shrine setup in the memory of the Qadri, the assassin of former governor of Pakistan`s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, mirrors the two-faced reality of Pakistan -- one face meant for the world and the second and more realistic one, meant for militants like Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri and his associates.

Apr 04, 2016, 08:57 AM 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
Kidnapped son of slain Pak governor Salman Taseer not rescued by security forces

Kidnapped son of slain Pak governor Salman Taseer not rescued by security forces

The kidnapped son of slain Pakistani governor Salman Taseer was not released after a rescue operation by security forces and it remains unclear as to why he was freed by militants after nearly five years of captivity, a probe said on Saturday.

Mar 12, 2016, 19:22 PM IST

Kidnapped son of slain Pak governor Taseer reunited with family

Amid joyous scenes, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who was rescued from the clutches of the Pakistani Taliban, was today reunited with his family here after nearly five years in captivity.

Mar 09, 2016, 18:24 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 17 in Pak as Taliban avenge Islamist's execution

At least 17 people were killed and 30 others injured on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded court in Pakistan's restive northwest, an attack the Taliban said was revenge for the hanging of liberal Punjab province governor Salman Taseer's Islamist assassin.

Mar 07, 2016, 18:15 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 Police commando who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer handged to death

Former Pakistani police commando Mumtaz Qadri, convicted in the killing of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer , was hanged to death early on Monday at a Rawalpindi jail .

Feb 29, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

Pak SC accepts petition of Salman Taseer killer

 Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday accepted a plea by the killer of Punjab governor, challenging his death sentence given by an anti-terrorism court and upheld by Islamabad High Court in the controversial blasphemy case.

May 15, 2015, 00:53 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 of Punjab governor killer

A Pakistani court on Monday upheld the death sentence of a former police bodyguard-turned-murderer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who had called for reforms in the country's controversial blasphemy laws.

Mar 09, 2015, 19:10 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

Taseer murder case not to be referred to military court: Pak HC

A Pakistani court hearing appeal against death sentence of a former police bodyguard convicted for the 2011 murder of ex-Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer who had sought reform of blasphemy laws, said on Tuesday the case will not be referred to a military court.

Feb 04, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

`Govt steps can lead to release of Gilani, Taseer sons`

Member of Pakistani committee negotiating with Taliban said certain steps by government can lead to the release of the abducted sons of ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gilani and late Governor Salman Taseer.

Mar 28, 2014, 21:59 PM IST

Abducted sons of Gilani, Taseer to be traced: Pak Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani intelligence agencies will be directed to make concerted efforts to recover the kidnapped sons of Yousuf Raza Gilani and Salman Taseer, Nawaz Sharif.

Jan 21, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

Memogate: Husain Haqqani fears for his life

Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the
allegations against him are part of a "psychological war".

Jan 04, 2012, 18:36 PM IST