PUNJAB GOVERNOR

  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Pakistan: Taseer's assassin gets death sentence October 1, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani antiterrorism court on Saturday handed down death sentence to the police guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for calling for changes in the country's controversial blasphemy law. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the policeman who gunned down Taseer outside a restaurant in the heart of Islamabad on January...
  • Slain Punjab Governor's son abducted in Pak August 26, 2011

    Lahore: Shahbaz Taseer, son of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer who was killed for opposing Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, was on Friday abducted by four gunmen near his office in Lahore. The armed men travelling in a fourwheeler intercepted Shahbaz's car on Hussain Chowk in Gulberg area when he was going to...
  • Taseer killer confesses, claims he acted alone January 10, 2011

    Islamabad: The assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Monday confessed in a Pakistani court that he had acted alone in killing the politician and that he had been planning the attack before being deployed to guard him. Even as suspicion lingered that he was part of a conspiracy, Mumtaz...
  • Taseer murder: Pak PM's security cop detained January 9, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani policeman attached to Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's security detail has been detained along with an official of the country's electronic media watchdog in connection with Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination, while investigators are looking for a cleric who motivated the killer. Mumtaz Qadri,...
  • Pakistan: 40 held for Punjab governor's killing January 6, 2011

    Islamabad/Lahore: Pakistani investigators on Thursday probed the possibility of a larger conspiracy behind the killing of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer by his bodyguard as they arrested over 40 people, including 36 policemen. In Lahore, Taseer, 66, was laid to rest with full state honours at...
  • Man who offered bounty for Taseer's head held January 5, 2011

    Lahore: Pakistani police have arrested a man who had announced a Rs 20 million prize for anyone who killed Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for opposing the country's controversial blasphemy law. Sardar Ebaad Dogar of Khangarh near Multan was arrested on Tuesday shortly after Taseer was gunned down by a guard...
  • Taseer's killer told fellow guards about plot January 5, 2011

    Islamabad: Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, has disclosed during investigations that he had informed his fellow Pakistani guards about his intentions, a report said on Tuesday. Qadri had told the other guards not to open fire at him after he killed Taseer as he would lay down...
  • Punjab Governor in soup for 'insulting judiciary' December 10, 2009

    Chandigarh: The swearingin ceremony of the new Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Mukul Mudgal on December 5, has become a a controversy for Punjab Governor, retired General SF Rodrigues. Five former Chief Justices and a former Supreme Court Judge have written to him with copies...
  • Watch: Tainted film city project scrapped December 1, 2009

    The Chandigarh administration has scrapped a controversial film city project involving the Punjab governor, former army general SF Rodrigues. CNN IBN had first reported that there were irregularities in the deal signed in 2007 during Rodrigues term. Now a Central Vigilance Commission enquiry has detailed Rodrigues' role in giving away...