The Washington Post
January 4, 2011
KARACHI, PAKISTAN – The governor of Pakistan’s largest province was assassinated Tuesday at a genteel market in the nation’s capital – allegedly by one of his own security guards, angered by the governor’s support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.
Police said Salman Taseer- a sharp-tongued supporter of embattled President Asif Ali Zardari and an outspoken critic of religious extremists – was shot multiple times at the shopping plaza, which is near his home in Islamabad and is frequented by foreigners.
A Pakistani news station quoted a witness who said he saw a security guard get out of Taseer’s vehicle, raise a Kalishnikov rifle and fire through the window of the vehicle.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10:02 am