Salman Taseer's killer hanged
March 1 , 2016
Mumtaz Qadri, the former police bodyguard who had shot dead Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab in Pakistan, has been hanged. According to media reports, Qadri had killed the governor in 2011 over his opposition to blasphemy laws. At that time, some Islamist groups had hailed him as a hero. Thousands of hard-line activists had also protested to show their support for Qadri. On heading the news of Qadri’s execution, people once again took to the streets.