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Friday, January 07, 2011
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LAHORE: A large number of PPP leaders and members participated in the Qul of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer held here on Thursday, and prayed for the departed soul.


Those who attended the Qul included PPP central leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsen, federal law minister Dr Babar Awan, PPP Lahore president Samina Khalid Ghurki, SNGPL chairman Mian Misbah ur Rehman, ETPB chairman Syed Asif Hashmi, PPP Punjab president Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, general secretary Sami Ullah Khan, ex-general secretary Ghulam Abbas, former MPA Dr Zia Ullah Khan Bangash, finance secretary Aurangzeb Burki, former Punjab governor Shahid Hamid, MPA Sajida Mir, Shahida Jabeen, Haji Aziz ur Rehman Chan, Senior Minister Raja Riaz, Ahmed Mujtaba Gilani and PPP members of the Punjab cabinet.


PML-N members, including MNA Pervaiz Malik, provincial minister Ahmed Ali Aulakh and MPA Sana Ullah Mastikhel, also attended the Qul. PML-Q MPAs, including Mohsin Leghari and Najaf Abbas Sial, were also present.


Besides, a large number of PPP activists from women cadres and allied wings of the party also attended the Qul. Maualan Yusuf Awan, a party member, offered Dua. The participants paid rich tribute to the governor and demanded stern action against the elements behind the killing. They also expressed condolence with the sons of Salmaan Taseer.