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Pakistan Plunges in Further Crisis As Punjab Governor Killed

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At the moment whole Pakistan has plunged into complete anarchy and crisis as Governor of Pakistan's largest Province Salman Taseer has been killed by one of his guards. The killing of Punjab governor has further deepened crisis in Pakistan. At the moment Pakistan is a frontline state in war on terrorism.
According to media reports, g unmen killed the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on Tuesday, his spokesman said.

"Yes, he has died," said the spokesman for Salman Taseer.

Police official Mohammad Iftikhar said Taseer was gunned down by one of his elite security force protectors. Five other people were wounded as other security personnel responded to the attack.

Police said earlier Taseer had been shot nine times and wounded near his Islamabad home in the F6 sector and close to Kohsar market, a popular shopping and cafe spot frequented by wealthy Pakistanis and expatriates.

Another police official, Hasan Iqbal, said a pair of witnesses told the police that as the governor was leaving his vehicle, a man from his security squad fired two shots at him. Taseer then fell, while other police officials fired on the attacker.

The attacker, Mumtaz Qadri has been wounded.

 

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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is also (more...)
 
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