SALMAN TASEER

  • Rushdie to return to India after death threats March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie will return to India this week to speak at a conference, under two months after death threats forced the Booker Prizewinning author to pull out of Asia's biggest literary festival, the event organiser said on Tuesday. Rushdie's attempt to visit India in January brought protests from some...
  • 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...
  • Aatish Taseer talks about his new book 'Noon' September 4, 2011

    In an exclusive interview, author Aatish Taseer talks about experiences that inspired him to write his book 'Noon'. ...
  • 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...
  • Anna's anger is misdirected: Aatish Taseer August 19, 2011

    Writer and son of murdered Pakistani governor Salman Taseer Aatish Taseer said he understands the outrage fuelling the Anna Hazare movement, but doesn't agree with Team Anna's proposed actions. ...
  • Taseer's family speaks out on his assassination January 11, 2011

    The Governor of Pakistan Punjab province Salman Taseer was assassinated last Tuesday. ...
  • 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...
  • Two suspects detained for role in Taseer killing January 8, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have detained two suspects for their alleged role in influencing guard Mumtaz Qadri to assassinate Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, a media report said Saturday. One was picked up from Lahore and the other from Rawalpindi, sources close to the investigation told Dawn News Friday. Scrutiny by investigators of the...
  • Taliban faction claims Taseer's assassination January 6, 2011

    Peshawar: A Pakistani Taliban faction linked to trainer of suicide bombers Qari Hussain on Thursday claimed responsibility for the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, saying that the "man who killed him was from among us." "We claim responsibility for the killing of Salmaan Taseer. The Punjab Governor was our target...
  • Taseer's assassin showered with rose petals January 6, 2011

    Islamabad: The assassin of the outspoken Pakistani governor was showered with rose petals by lawyers and people as he made his appearance in a court room to face murder charges, laying bare increasing radicalisation of the Pakistani society. Mumtaz Qadri, the police bodyguard who killed the Punjab governor Salman Taseer, appeared...
  • 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...
  • Slain Punjab Province governor laid to rest January 5, 2011

    Salman Taseer, the governor of the Pakistani province of Punjab, was laid to rest with state honours. ...
  • 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...
  • Imtiaz Gul on Salman Taseer's assassination January 4, 2011

    Imtiaz Gul speaks to CNNIBN on Punjab Province governor Salman Taseer's assassination. ...
  • Pak Punjab province governor shot dead January 4, 2011

    Islamabad: The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province, Salman Taseer, was shot dead on Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, apparently because he had spoken out against the country's controversial blasphemy laws, officials said. The killing of Salman Taseer was the most highprofile assassination of a political...
  • Aatish Taseer on new book Stranger to History March 15, 2009

    The halfIndian son of controversial Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, Aatish Taseer spoke about about his father, and gave a preview of his soontobereleased Stranger to History A Son's Journey to Islamic Lands that documents a sociocultural journey to find out just what is going on. ...