Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pakistan: Slain governor Salmaan Taseer’s 6th death anniversary today


A candlelit vigil will be organised at Liberty Roundabout by the Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) to remember the slain leader and his great sacrifice.

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By Web Desk | January 4, 2017

LAHORE – The sixth death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer will be observed on today (Wednesday).

The former governor was shot dead by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, on January 4, 2011, allegedly because Taseer had defended a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy.

Political figures and civil society activists will hold programs to mark the day on today’s evening.

Representatives of civil society and human rights organisations will pay tribute to Salmaan Taseer, who raised his voice against false allegations levelled against a Christian woman and was assassinated by his security guard for that. The former governor had assured that woman of his full support for her release.

A candlelit vigil will be organised at Liberty Roundabout by the Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) to remember the slain leader and his great sacrifice.

On March 1, 2016, Mumtaz Qadri, an Elite Force commando convicted of killing Salmaan Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail.



-- Pakistan: Salman Taseer’s 6th death anniversary today


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