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In pics: The man who killed the Punjab Governor

World | IBNLive | January 5, 2011, 11:40 am
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 Commando of Pakistan's elite force Mumtaz Qadri, right, who allegedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer sits in a police custody in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Commando of Pakistan's elite force Mumtaz Qadri, right, who allegedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer sits in a police custody in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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 Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, smiles after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011.
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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, smiles after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011.

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 Commando of Pakistan's elite force Mumtaz Qadri, who allegedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer sits in a police vanin Islamabad, Pakistan on January 4, 2011.
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Commando of Pakistan's elite force Mumtaz Qadri, who allegedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer sits in a police vanin Islamabad, Pakistan on January 4, 2011.

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 Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, smiles after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011. A gunman assassinated the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on Tuesday, as a new political crisis gripped the strategic US ally. Salman Taseer was killed by one of his guards because of his opposition to Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Malik said the slain politician's guard, identified as Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, confessed and had been arrested but investigations would determine if others were involved.
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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, smiles after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011. A gunman assassinated the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on Tuesday, as a new political crisis gripped the strategic US ally. Salman Taseer was killed by one of his guards because of his opposition to Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Malik said the slain politician's guard, identified as Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, confessed and had been arrested but investigations would determine if others were involved.

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 A policeman surveys the site where the governor of Pujab province Salman Taseer was shot dead in Islamabad on January 4, 2011.
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A policeman surveys the site where the governor of Pujab province Salman Taseer was shot dead in Islamabad on January 4, 2011.

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 Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer speaks to the media in Islamabad in this March 28, 2009 file photo. Gunmen killed Taseer, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on January 4, 2011.
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Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer speaks to the media in Islamabad in this March 28, 2009 file photo. Gunmen killed Taseer, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on January 4, 2011.

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 Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, is photographed after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011.
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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, is photographed after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad January 4, 2011.

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 A policeman signals to the media to keep away from the site where the governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer was shot dead in Islamabad January 4, 2011.
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A policeman signals to the media to keep away from the site where the governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer was shot dead in Islamabad January 4, 2011.

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 The body of the governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer is carried out of a hospital after he was shot dead in Islamabad January 4, 2011.
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The body of the governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer is carried out of a hospital after he was shot dead in Islamabad January 4, 2011.

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 An intelligence official interrogating the suspect, identified as Mumtaz Qadri, said the bearded elite force police commando was boasting about the assassination, saying he was proud to have killed a blasphemer. The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, the killing was the most high-profile assassination of a political figure in Pakistan since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.
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An intelligence official interrogating the suspect, identified as Mumtaz Qadri, said the bearded elite force police commando was boasting about the assassination, saying he was proud to have killed a blasphemer. The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, the killing was the most high-profile assassination of a political figure in Pakistan since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.

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