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Pakistan: Mumtaz Qadri buried

02 Mar 2016

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Islamabad, Mar 2: Amid tight security Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was buried in Bara Kahu area near Pakistan's Islamabad city on Tuesday, media reports said.

Several of his supporters had gathered at the venue to attend his funeral.
According to local media reports, Qadri's funeral prayers were offered  in Liaquat Bagh.

Security was beefed up  in Islamabad over Qadri's funeral.

He was hanged on Monday in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail.

He was convicted by an anti-terrorism court of terror and murder, a decision he contested but was upheld by the Pakistan Supreme Court.

His clemency appeal was also rejected by the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.




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