Punjab Governor

  • Pakistan: Taseer's assassin gets death sentence 01-10-2011 11:32 AM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism 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...
  • Slain Punjab Governor's son abducted in Pak 26-08-2011 02:36 PM

    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 four-wheeler intercepted Shahbaz's car on Hussain Chowk in Gulberg area when he was going...
  • Taseer killer confesses, claims he acted alone 10-01-2011 03:49 PM

    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 09-01-2011 02:55 PM

    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, the Elite Force guard...
  • Pakistan: 40 held for Punjab governor's killing 06-01-2011 08:00 AM

    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 the Cavalry Ground graveyard, with...
  • Man who offered bounty for Taseer's head held 05-01-2011 02:13 PM

    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 05-01-2011 10:26 AM

    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...
  • Watch: Tainted film city project scrapped 01-12-2009 11:24 PM

    Governor Rodrigues is likely to face intense heat in the immediate future. ...