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Salman Taseer Assassination

07 January, 2011

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The Governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, was assassinated by his own security guard, a commando of the Punjab Elite Force, in Kohsar Market, F-6/3, Islamabad, on 04 January, 2010.


The Elite Force gunman Mumtaz Qadri opened fire on Governor Salman Taseer when he was about to get into his vehicle after having coffee at a shop located in Kohsar Market. Constable Mumtaz Qadri calmly accepted that he had decided to kill the governor because he believed that the governor had committed blasphemy by rescuing Aasia Bibi from police custody.


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