Pak Punjab governor killed for opposing blasphemy law: minister

Pak Punjab governor killed for opposing blasphemy law: minister

Islamabad: The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province was shot dead in Islamabad on Tuesday because of his high-profile opposition to controverisal blasphemy laws, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

The assassin was a member of governor Salman Taseer’s own security team, Malike said.

“He confessed that he killed the governor himself because he had called the blasphemy law a black law," Malik said.

“He has confessed his crime and surrendered his gun to police after the attack," he said.

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