Salman Taseer

  • 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...
  • Aatish Taseer talks about his new book 'Noon' 04-09-2011 06:42 PM

    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 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...
  • Anna's anger is misdirected: Aatish Taseer 19-08-2011 08:43 AM

    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 11-01-2011 10:53 PM

    The Governor of Pakistan Punjab province Salman Taseer was assassinated last Tuesday. ...
  • 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...
  • Two suspects detained for role in Taseer killing 08-01-2011 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Taliban faction claims Taseer's assassination 06-01-2011 06:14 PM

    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...
  • Taseer's assassin showered with rose petals 06-01-2011 03:03 PM

    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,...
  • Salman Taseer: Champion of secular democracy

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    The ghastly assassination of Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer is a great loss for the Pakistani nation, Pakistan People's Party, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime...

  • 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...
  • Slain Punjab Province governor laid to rest 05-01-2011 09:40 PM

    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 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...
  • Imtiaz Gul on Salman Taseer's assassination 04-01-2011 11:58 PM

    Imtiaz Gul speaks to CNN-IBN on Punjab Province governor Salman Taseer's assassination. ...
  • Pak Punjab province governor shot dead 04-01-2011 05:42 PM

    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 high-profile assassination of a...
  • Aatish Taseer on new book Stranger to History 15-03-2009 04:36 PM

    Aatish Taseer spoke about about his father, and gave a preview of his new book. ...