Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Salman Taseer Incident



Surname:            Taseer
Name:                SALMAAN
DOB:                 31-MAY-1994
AGE:                  66
Place of birth:      Shimal ,Punjab ,British India
Died:                   4 January 2011
Place of death:     Islamabad, Pakistan
Father Name:      Muhammad Din Taseer
Wives Name:      Aamna Taseer,Talveen Singh
Childerns:            Seven

Childerns Name Children
                           Aatish Taseer

Occupation :       Busniessmen , Politician
Political Party:     Pakistan Peoples Party
Alma mater:        Chartered Accountant, from London 

Incident of Salmaan Taseer

In an interview with Meher Bukhari on Samaa TV, Taseer commented on his view about the country's blasphemy law and on filing a mercy petition for Asia Bibi who has been sentenced to death by a court under the Blasphemy Law.
In December 2010 Taseer was alleged to have left the country for several days without handing over charge to the Punjab Assembly Speaker. This meant that the province was without a constitutional head, and it also rendered the assembly speaker ineligible to preside over sessions. Leaving the province without informing his successor was in violation of the constitution and this led to Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal sending a letter to Prime Minister Gilani calling for the removal of Salmaan Taseer by the President.Evidence provided by ICAO on the governor's travel abroad, led to a case being filed in court for breach of the constitution.

Death Of Salmaan Taseer

On January 4, 2011, one of Taseer's bodyguards, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, shot him 27 times with an MP5 sub-machine gun at Kohsar Market,near his home in Sector F6, Islamabad, as he was returning to his car after meeting a friend for lunch. Kohsar Market is a popular shopping and cafe spot for the city's elite and expatriates.Eight hours before his assassination, he tweeted an Urdu couplet by Shakeel Badayuni: "My resolve is so strong that I do not fear the flames from without, I fear only the radiance of the flowers, that it might burn my garden down."The next day, many people (mainly elite class) turned up for governor Salman Taseer's funeral in Lahore in spite of denunciation by some ( in fact majority of) clerics and religious scholars ( from all sects and groups) from mourning Taseer,Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and many supporters of the ruling PPP were seen attending the funeral prayer. The funeral prayers were finally led by Allama Afzal Chisti of the Ulema wing of the PPP after the chief cleric of the Badshahi Mosque, who had initially agreed to offer prayers, backed off at the last moment, saying he was going out of town.Taseer was buried at a military cantonment in Lahore.

Mumtaz Qadri

The anti-terrorism court of Rawalpindi on Saturday found Mumtaz Qadri guilty of murdering and sentenced him to death for killing former governor Punjab Salman Taseer who had urged reform of a blasphemy law, The court during final proceedings said that no one could be given the license to kill someone on any condition. Therefore, the killer cannot be pardoned as he has committed a heinous crime by murdering the former governor.Mumtaz Qadri has the right to appeal against the verdict in the high court within seven days, his lawyers said. The case was heard by judge Pervez Ali Shah in Adiala Jail.Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, one of Taseer's bodyguards, was charged with terrorism and murdering the governor on an Islamabad street on January 4, 2011.Qadri confessed to killing Taseer, saying he objected to the politician's calls to amend the blasphemy law, which mandates the death penalty for those convicted of defaming the Prophet Mohammad (SAWW).



Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf expressed grief over the assassination, adding that Taseer was a seasoned politician and his death was a loss for not only the PPP but also the entire country. Many members of the country's business community also conveyed their shock after the killing.

The Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif condemned the killing, saying, "This is really a big loss for the PPP and as we believe friendly politics deeply condemn this murder, praying for Mr. Taseer."

The Government of Punjab ordered all public institutions and schools to shut on January 5 in honour of Taseer.

The Punjab Provincial Assembly unanimously passed a resolution condemning the assassination and praising Taseer's political and social services.

A Taliban commander in South Waziristan said that Taseer would have been assassinated anyway "very soon" even if he had not been killed by Qadri.


United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the assassination calling it a "loss for Pakistan."

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna condemned the killing a letter to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The Ministry of External Affairs also said: "On behalf of the people and the Government of India and his own, Mr. Krishna conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and the people of Pakistan."

British Foreign Secretary William Hague stated that he was "shocked to hear of the assassination of Salmaan Taseer" and that "his death will be a loss to the leadership of Pakistan. On behalf of the British government I send my condolences to Mr Taseer’s family, friends and colleagues.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly condemned the assassination of Taseer saying she "admired his work to promote tolerance and the education of Pakistan’s future generations" and that his death "is a great loss.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry also condemned the assassination: "Governor Taseer was a proud champion of democracy and respect for the rights of women and minorities. He fearlessly stood up to the threats of extremists, and lost his life in defense of moderation and tolerance, values shared by most Pakistani citizens. The best way to honor his legacy is to continue resisting violent extremism and supporting the core principles on which Pakistan was founded." 


  • Did Islam really allow to killed a person like this?
  • Who is really bhind the case?
  • If its allowed in Islam then acording to law Mumtaz Qadri should relif but Goverment give him punish of death as Islamic rule which obey in Pakistan?
  • Where is son of Salman Taseer?

 (Please do comments on this incident. Thanks for regards)
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