Mumtaz Qadri

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I was flogged 500 times in 3 days: Shahbaz Taseer recounts his days in captivity
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I was flogged 500 times in 3 days: Shahbaz Taseer recounts his days in captivity

Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer who was recently rescued by Pakistani security forces, has said he was repeatedly tortured by militants during his nearly five year-long captivity.

Mumtaz Qadri supporters protesting outside Pakistan Parliament disperse after officials threaten to use force
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Mumtaz Qadri supporters protesting outside Pakistan Parliament disperse after officials threaten to use force

Pakistan's interior minister says hundreds of Islamists protesting the hanging of a policeman who had killed a secular governor have ended their rally

Pakistan threatens to use force to remove radical Islamists outside Parliament
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Pakistan threatens to use force to remove radical Islamists outside Parliament

Pakistani police were readying to disperse hundreds of radical Islamists rallying outside the Parliament building if they failed to leave peacefully

Will avenge 'every last drop of countrymen's blood': Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif
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Will avenge 'every last drop of countrymen's blood': Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif

As the Pakistani nation mourns the death of 72 people in Lahore, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the government will not rest until they have avenged "every last drop of countrymen's blood".

Mumtaz Qadri's supporters hold 'sit-in' in Pakistan's capital city
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Mumtaz Qadri's supporters hold 'sit-in' in Pakistan's capital city

Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.

Lahore suicide blast: Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility for Easter attack
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Lahore suicide blast: Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility for Easter attack

A powerful blast ripped through a public park in Lahore where Christian families were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing 69 people and wounding over 250, mostly women and children

Islamists in Pak are subverting rule of law by celebrating the execution of Salman Taseer’s assassin
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Islamists in Pak are subverting rule of law by celebrating the execution of Salman Taseer’s assassin

As far as blasphemy is concerned, there is a lot to be done – from defining blasphemy to the amount of penalty. From Rashid Ghannouchi to Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholars have been debating to redefine blasphemy, its political use and create a mechanism to take the final call on such offences. Muslim groups in Pakistan are so deeply obsessed with their community politics that they do not have the courage to at least tell their supporters that mobs and individuals have no legal and Islamic rights to punish anyone for any crime whatsoever.

'Qadri, your blood will bring the revolution': Islamist supporters during the funeral of Salman Taseer's killer
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'Qadri, your blood will bring the revolution': Islamist supporters during the funeral of Salman Taseer's killer

Tens of thousands of Islamist supporters of Mumtaz Qadri chanting provocative slogans on Tuesday attended his funeral, a day after the ex-police commando was executed for killing liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer who sought reforms in Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law.

Mumtaz Qadri hanged for assasination of former Pak Governor, Islamists hold protests
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Mumtaz Qadri hanged for assasination of former Pak Governor, Islamists hold protests

Pakistan on Sunday executed former police commando Mumtaz Qadri, who brutally assassinated former liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer for seeking reforms in the country's controversial blasphemy laws, triggering nation-wide protests by Islamists who called it a "black day".

Mumtaz Qadri hanged for assassinating Pakistani governor Salman Taseer
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Mumtaz Qadri hanged for assassinating Pakistani governor Salman Taseer

Pakistan Monday hanged the assassin of a governor who sought reform of the country's blasphemy law, officials and supporters told AFP, saying Mumtaz Qadri — feted as a hero by Islamist supporters — had been executed at a prison in Rawalpindi.

Former Pak PM Gilani talks to abducted son for the first time in 2 years
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Former Pak PM Gilani talks to abducted son for the first time in 2 years

Pakistan's former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said that he had spoken to his son Ali Haider for the first time since he was kidnapped by a Taliban group in 2013 and is now being held in Afghanistan.

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium in all cases: Officials
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Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium in all cases: Officials

Pakistan has lifted a moratorium on death penalty in all cases where capital punishment has been handed down by a court, expanding an earlier decision to resume executions in terror-related cases in the wake of the Peshawar school carnage, officials said today.

Pakistan: Christian woman given death sentence under blasphemy law appeals in SC
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Pakistan: Christian woman given death sentence under blasphemy law appeals in SC

A Pakistani Christian woman and a mother of five, convicted under the controversial blasphemy law in 2010, on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging a High Court's ruling upholding her death penalty.