Salmaan Taseer Archive

Salman Taseer’s blood and apologetic politics:
Taseer’s murder: If it takes up the extremists’ baton, liberal Pakistan is lost – by Kamila Shamsie: That Pakistan is a nation bound upon a wheel of fire is not in any doubt. The assassination of Salmaan Taseer, killed for speaking out against a blasphemy law that has been used time and again to persecute minorities and
Dealing with the devil -by Mahreen Khan: The brutal and horrific assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer is indescribable, not just for having taken place but for its aftermath and the deep fissures which have been torn into our national sanity. The murder was carried out
What will become of Pakistan’s moderates now? -by Daud Khattak: It has been three days since the killing of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan’s largest federal unit, Punjab, by a lone assassin in the country’s fortified capital of Islamabad. While the high-profile killing leaves a serious question mark hanging
Not unlike Benazir Bhutto, Governor Taseer was martyred because of his belief in a secular and democratic Pakistan – by Rusty Walker: About the author: Rusty Walker is an educator, author, political commentator, ex-military, from a military family, retired college professor, former Provost (Collins College, U.S.A.), artist, musician and family man. Rusty Walker is an ardent supporter of Pakistan. The Tragic
Join the “Rally Against Fear” – by Talib Qizilbash: In the days following the brutal murder of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, the voices of reason have seemed absent. Compassion gone. Justice non-existent. But outside of the busy blogosphere and English print media, there are people getting out and
Mumtaz Qadri, A Hero? – by Bahadar Ali Khan: It is hard to find a dull moment on the horizons of Pakistan and especially when a civilian government is in place. But the recent developments in the aftermath and leading to the murder of Governor Punjab Salman Taseer
Mumtaz Qadri criminal or hero? Is our media still confused?: The brainwashed killer of the assassinated Punjab’s Governor Salman Taseer has been turned into a hero, a defender of Islam’s sacredness, by the religious political parties, extremist groups and like-minded people especially in the mainstream media. The Namoos-e-Risalat Lawyers
From Shaheed Justice Arif Iqbal Bhatti to Shaheed Salman Taseer: PPP’s struggle against the Ziaist Blasphemy Law: The PPP has a long history of standing up to Islamofascism and Islamopatriotism in Pakistan, which have been systematically and institutionally cultivated in the curricula, mosques, schools, madrassahs, media and other aspects of Pakistani society by the military establishment.
Salman Taseer’s assassination: religious minorities live in mounting fear: “Salman Taseer fought for the release of Asia Bibi and spoken out for the repeal of the blasphemy law. I think this was the main reason for his murder,” said Mgr Lawrence John Saldanha, archbishop of Lahore, president of
Salmaan Taseer: assassinated on a perilous path – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Salmaan Taseer dedicated his personal fortune to the cause of publishing the unvarnished truth and the people’s right to know this truth. It would not have been possible for this paper’s editorial board to carry itself independently were it
You will never die, Salman Taseer – by Abbas Ather:
From failed State to failed society – by Imran Qadir Butt: Which comes before which? I mean to say whether our state failed us first and then society as a whole degenerated or vice versa. But then I think we are at such brink where this distinction does not make
Taseer’s murder: A plan well executed: Related article: Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and political faces – by Shaista Aazar How fake is “civil society’s” liberal agenda? – by Shakeel Arain It is becoming increasingly apparent that shaheed Salman Taseer’s
The war is not over —by Mashal Sahir: When the political parties succumbed to the mullahs’ will, the masses reflexively assumed that the mullahs were right about the blasphemy laws, which is why the government had to give up, and they accused the only courageous man in
“Ye Charagh kesa bujha diya” -by Arshad Mahmood:
Updated: Ban the supporters of Taseer’s murder: An appeal to international organizations and governments: This is an ethical and legal appeal to all international organisations and governments including the United Nations, Governments of UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and other countries of Europe, USA, Canada, UAE, India and all other countries of the
‘Everyone Declare Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law as Black Law’ Campaign: Please participate in this campaign by joining this page. On 4 January 2011, Governor Punjab Salman Taseer was shot dead by an Islamofascist terrorist in Islamabad. Shaheed Salman Taseer’s only crime was: 1. He raised voice in support
Asma Jahangir’s interview: Taseer’s murder will embolden the Pakistani religious right: In the following interview conducted by Shamil Shams of DW, Pakistan’s leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir tells that after the assassination of the governor of the Punjab, it will become more difficult for people to challenge the country’s
“Ghazi” Mumtaz Qadri – by D. Asghar: The insane murder of late Salman Taseer was not enough of a shameful surprise this week. There was more in store for all of us. The blood of the slain leader had barely dried and there came an edict
Blasphemy Law rocks Pakistan once more – by Tahir Aslam Gora: Is Pakistan governed and controlled by religious forces? The answer is yes. No matter who is the incharge of the government, be a government run by secular leaning Pakistan Peoples Party, be a government comprised of middle class business
Fatwa of Shaykh-ul-Islam Mufti Muhammad Idris Usmani about Malik Mumtaz Qadri and his supporters: Note: This post highlights the fact that Islam is far from monolithic and while there are those who are issuing Fatwas that result in the murder of Governor Taseer, there are also those who have huge problems with such
The Liberal is Dead, Long Live The Liberal – by The Baloch Hal: The tragic murder of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer by his own security guard in Islamabad is the most high-profile assassination in the country since the killing of the Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. Both Benzir
Death becomes his – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Punjab Governor, Salman Taseer, was assassinated yesterday (January 4) by one of his security guards. The guard, who soon gave himself up to the police, proudly claimed that he killed the late Governor because Taseer had described the controversial
Salman Taseer Zinda Hei!!!! – by Khalid Chauhdry:
Salman Taseer, Shaheed-e-Thaffuz-e-Rehmat-e-Risalat (PBUH), ko salam: Related articles: Salman Taseer zindah hai – by Khalid Chaudhry Death of a hero: the aftermath – by Waseem Altaf Death becomes his – by Nadeem F. Paracha Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and
Shame on extremist Barelvis: More than 500 religious scholars belonging to the Barelvi school of thought paid rich tributes to the assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Tuesday and urged ‘Muslims across the country’ to boycott the  funeral ceremony. While the Deoband and
Death of a hero: the aftermath -by Waseem Altaf: Salman Taseer, the lone ranger was a pure soul, unlike most of our politicians who are scared of speaking the truth. He stood for the right cause and sacrificed his life for whom nobody dares to come forward–the downtrodden
Mumtaz Qadris are everywhere – by Altaf Ahmad: I am ashamed of being a Pakistani today. I still remember the day a foreign firm that I worked with online for 2 years offered me to join their office at Warsaw. They were willing to increase my pay
Taseer’s murder is a warning to all sane voices in Pakistan – by Imran Qadir Butt: One by one, extremists are silencing every sane voice in Pakistani society. The cold blooded murder of Salman Taseer is another warning for people who are harbingers of sanity and tolerance and crude reminders for them that they are
Salman Taseer’s murder: An assault on the integrity of Islamic faith – By Taha Kehar: Salman Taseer’s murder highlights nothing but the small-mindedness of a microscopic faction of extremists who do not value justice. It is, in all earnest, an assault on the integrity of the Islamic faith. As I write this post, I
Salman Taseer: Another victim of the deep state, its ideological and political faces – by Shaista Aazar: Related article: A plan well executed Governor Punjab Salman Taseer is assassinated by his own guard from the Punjab Police Elite force, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri. He very proudly confessed it before the security officials, saying that he has
A brainwashed fanatic kills Governor Punjab Salman Taseer: An extremist and religious fanatic (reportedly of the Barelvi sect) killed Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in a brazen attack in Islamabad today. Governor Punjab had received death threats from the following because of his bold stance on the blasphemy
Salmaan Taseer should be careful in his comments on Benazir Bhutto’s murder: Related post: Baseless slander in the name of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer: Twitter In a recent tweet (23 December 2010), Mr Salman Taseer (Governor of the Punjab province) commends a “research” which concludes that Baitullah Mehsud was Benazir Bhutto’s
Blasphemy laws, extremists’ reaction and life threatening comments: Related Articles: Now the whole world demands: repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy law Asia Bibi likely to be pardoned by President Asif Ali Zardari Shia physician charged with blasphemy in Hyderabad Sindh The impact of blasphemy laws on human rights It
In condemnation of Asif Zardari, Salman Taseer and Babar Awan – by Tariq Butt of Jang Group: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Tariq Butt Apparently the following column in today’s Jang newspaper (15 Dec 2010) is written by Tariq Butt (a member of the Ansar Abbasi led Jamaat-e-Islami wing of the Jang Group), however, the column
Salman Taseer says Islam religion of peace, mercy and justice: * Punjab governor says he knew he would be opposed * Taseer censures those opposing him on Aasia Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Monday said that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, and denounced those who opposed
Sherry Rehman submits bill in National Assembly for amendment to blasphemy laws: Pakistan People’s Party MNA Sherry Rehman, while lending support to blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi, on Monday called for urgent amendments to the country’s blasphemy laws. Sherry Rehman, the former minister of information and spokesman for the Pakistan People’s Party
Kafir Kafir, Salman Tasir Kafir: Related articles: Mullah’s campaign against Aasia bibi is a blasphemy to Islam – by Rauf Klasra Extremist Barelvis vomit hate and violence خدا کا خوف کرو سویرے سویرے …نذیرناجی بحث قانون اور اس کے نفاذ پر ہو رہی ہے
Proposed revision of the blasphemy law lands in Parliament: A detailed proposal for the revision of the blasphemy law has arrived at the National Assembly: Fides learned from Sherry Rehman, A prominant, parliamentarian of the “Pakistan Peoples Party”, which drafted the document and submitted it to the Secretariat