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Qadri had informed fellow guards: source

- January 05, 2011 - Updated 00 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Salman Taseer, has disclosed during investigation that he had informed his fellow guards about planning to assassinate Governor Punjab, Geo News reported sources as saying.


Meanwhile, he also told investigating officials that he had been ruled out of Special Branch owing to security risk some times ago, sources said.


Informing his fellow security guards about the plot, Mumtaz Qadri, had requested that they (other guards) should not open fire at him after killing of Salman Taseer as he had pledged that he would lay down arms after assassination, sources quoted investigating officials as saying.


He had said that he wanted to be arrested alive, sources said.


Malik Mumtaz Qadri had been ruled out of Special Branch some times ago because of security risk, he confessed.

Reader Comments
Salman Taseer is a SHAHEED. He lived as a hero and died as a hero. He was brave enough to say the truth. Te coward leadership of PPP and the media abandoned him. Unfortunately most of the Mullas and their followers do not understand Blasphemy law and what was said by Salman Taseer. I believe those who knew about Qadris'' plot should also be charged for murder alongwith those Mullas who incited the killing of ST.

M Saleem
It is mind blowing to defend the killer, as the Koran clearly says that killing a person is killing the entire mankind. Prophet Muhammad himself never approved to kill someone who disagreed with him, but today in pakistan it is OK. For those who thinks west is responsible for everything, they also need to know becuase of West financial support you are able to eat/read/write/access tv/browse internet, because pakistan does not have enough money to support all the resources. Gr.

if one is not agreed with Qadri,even then general masses approved and applauded his action,a situation to think over.Mr. Atif!Leftests are not killed by conservatives. they laugh at thier religious belief and u know followers of any religion don''t compromise over beliefs.the life of Salman Taseer sahib unfortunately didn''t reflected to be a follower.

I didn't agree with Taseer''s politics, especially his confrontational stance against the Sharifs, but he had taken the correct stance and his murderer, supervisor and all those implicated must be given exemplary punishment.

The kind of Islam practiced today in Pakistan is not what Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) taught us. Clerics have not only destroyed the nation, but also the religon... Islam means, PEACE... Where is PEACE in Pakistan...

In this news paper,plz include islamic paragraph related to today''s enviroment.

Murder off course is sad but worse than that is reaction which shows that radicalism has graduated and Talibanism has captured street power.

United Kingdom
Islam had ordered protection to all in an Islamic country. Only Qazi or Judge can order death penalty. Believers should not derail from Islamic orders and take law in their hands because other do it. Ordinary people commit big sin if they kill others.

Hassan Akhtar
United Kingdom
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