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To the gallows

The Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday awarded the death penalty to Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed murderer of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. Taseer was an outspoken critic of the

Citizens suffer for Qadri verdict

Flouting the ban on all sorts of rallies on the Mall, religious parties staged protests throughout Saturday against the death sentence awarded to former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s killer Mumtaz Qadri, which

ST demands Qadri’s release

The Sunni Tehreek (ST) on Friday staged a protest outside the Lahore Press Club demanding release of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s killer Mumtaz Qadri. Protesters were carrying Qadri’s photos, placards and

TNRM demands medical aid for Qadri

Tahafz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) on Friday staged a protest outside Data Darbar against alleged mistreatment of Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, in Adyala jail and demanded the government

Qadri insisted he be deployed for Taseer’s security, court told

ISLAMABAD – An anti-terrorism court was told on Saturday that Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the police commando charged with killing of former governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer, insisted for being deputed as one of his bodyguards, The hearing was held in the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi during which the court recorded the statements of three witnesses. The moharrar, the officials assigning duties, of Elite Force Punjab Umer Farooq told the court that he deputed Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri on the

Police quiz Mumtaz Qadri

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Police on Friday approached Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Salmaan Taseer, to grill him over the murder of Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti. With the special permission of anti-terrorism court’s judge Rana Nasir Ahmed, the police team probing into the killing of Bhatti visited the Adiala Jail where they interrogated Qadri for hours. However, no significant development was reported, a source said. The police sources said Qadri told

‘Charge sheet against Qadri is a violation of Pakistan’s creation’

LAHORE – The charge sheet against former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassin Mumtaz Qadri is a negation of Pakistan’s creation, Tehreek-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) President Raza-e-Mustafa said on Monday.
He was addressing a rally outside the Lahore Press Club. Mustafa said that people, who are giving a “royal protocol” to US national Raymond Davis, should think about their attitude towards Qadri. TNRM secretary Ali Naqshbandi said that if Taseer’s assassin had done

Mumtaz Qadri indicted on murder, terrorism charges

RAWALPINDI – An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), hearing the Salmaan Taseer assassination case, on Monday indicted self-confessed assassin Mumtaz Qadri on charges of terrorism and murder. ATC Judge Raja Ikhlaq Ahmad read out the charges to Qadri during an in-camera hearing of the case at the local Adiala Jail.
Talking to reporters after the hearing, Qadri’s lawyer Shuja Rehman said in his statement after indictment, his client confessed to killing Taseer, but pleaded not guilty as

Court defers Qadri indictment

RAWALPINDI – A court on Tuesday deferred the indictment of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the police commando who confessed to killing Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Qadri said he shot dead Punjab governor Salman Taseer outside a cafe after lunch in Islamabad on January 4 because he objected to Taseer’s calls to reform the blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty.
Raja Shuja Rehman, one of Qadri’s lawyers, said that the indictment could not take

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