Salman Taseer’s assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, hanged to death

29 Feb, 2016 10:32 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former Pakistani police commando, Mumtaz Qadri, convicted in the killing of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was hanged to death at Adyala jail on Monday morning.

Qadri, a former police bodyguard, shot Punjab governor Salman Taseer 28 times in an upscale market in Islamabad in 2011. His appeal against the sentence was rejected by the Islamabad High Court and the Supreme Court, while President Mamnoon Hussain had also rejected his appeal.

On the other hand, officials stepped up security in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as hundreds of people began gathering at Qadri’s family home, while some roads were closed in the nearby capital Islamabad as authorities braced for protests.

Heavy contingent of police, Rangers and Frontier Corps have been deployed at important places and entry and exit routes, while the army has been ordered to stand-by.

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