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Published on 04 Jan 2011 | over 6 years ago

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was allegedly assassinated by a gunman of Punjab Elite Force Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters here on Tuesday.

The minister said the alleged killer had made confession statement of killing the Governor over late Taseer's statement billing the Blasphemy Law as a "black law.

The killer after attacking the governor with his weapon has surrendered to the security forces moments after shooting the governor dead.

Qadri was immediately arrested and police were interrogating him", he added.

Late Salman Taseer, he said, have had lunch along with one of his friends at a cafe in Kohsar Market of Islamabad. When he came out to ride his waiting car, he was shot dead.

Earlier, the Governor had visited the President House and met Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira at the Parliament House.

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