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270 get national awards on Pakistan Day – Shahbaz Bhatti awarded, Taseer missed out

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday conferred civil and military awards on outstanding individuals at an investiture ceremony held here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, the chairman senate, speaker national assembly, federal ministers, parliamentarians, services chiefs, Islamabad-based diplomats and prominent citizens attended the ceremony.
President Zardari decorated both civil and military personnel, including the foreign nationals for

ATC adjourns Taseer murder case hearing

ISLAMABAD – An Anti Terrorism Court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of Taseer assassination case until March 26. The judge adjourned the hearing after two more witnesses recorded their statements, said Malik Mohammad Rafique, one of counsel of Qadri.
The witnesses, a police draftsman Khuram Shehzad and an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Gul Faraz, told the court about the scene and the post-mortem examination. Meanwhile, around 150 people rallied outside the prison chanting

Missing evidence, lack of chemical examination mar Taseer murder investigation

LAHORE – There is more to slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassination than his assassin Malik Mumtaz Qadri: key pieces of evidence have either been overlooked or have gone missing, Pakistan Today has learnt. Moreover, while the investigation team insists otherwise, the prosecution and the defence have verified that a chemical examination has not been conducted.
“A chemical examination was essential, especially in a case as high profile as this,” a senior Punjab Police

Taseer was a blasphemer, not a martyr: Mandokhel

ISLAMABAD – Fueling the controversy whether Salmaan Taseer should be called a ‘shaheed’ or not, Senator Humayun Mandokhel said on the floor of the House on Monday that the slain governor had blasphemed and those who call him a martyr also commit blasphemy.
He said this while speaking on a motion that he had moved for breach of his privilege by a UNDP staffer for misquoting him in media on this issue. “A woman, Marvi Sirmad of the UNDP, invited me to the chelum of Salmaan Taseer

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