Salman Taseer’s 7th death anniversary today

07:46 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
Salman Taseer’s 7th death anniversary today
LAHORE- The seventh death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer was observed today (Thursday).

The former governor was shot dead by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, on January 4, 2011, allegedly because Taseer had defended a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy.

People from all walks of life paid homage to the Shaheed-i-Insanyat for sacrificing his life for the cause of humanity and provision of rights to the marginalised sections of the society.

Shehryar Taseer and Shahbaz Taseer took it to social media to pay tribute to their father.

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also paid rich tribute to Salman Taseer on his seventh death anniversary, saying that the martyred former governor of Punjab had always raised his voice for the oppressed.

On March 1, 2016, Mumtaz Qadri, an Elite Force commando convicted of killing Salman Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail.