It's Salman Taseer's Seventh Death Anniversary And This Is What Pakistanis Are Saying

By Sajeer Shaikh | 4 Jan, 2018

It’s been seven years since Pakistani businessman and politician, Salman Taseer’s assassination.

Salman Taseer was brutally murdered by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, on 4th January 2011.


A disagreement over the Blasphemy Law cost Taseer his life.

Since then, the law in question has been discussed immensely. Moreover, Qadri being hailed as a hero by some has been debated over time and again. However, seven years later, Pakistanis are remembering Salman Taseer as a symbol of strength and courage.

To mark his father’s death anniversary, Shehryar Taseer shared this tweet with a small prayer.

Shahbaz Taseer also dedicated this post to his father.

Pakistanis were moved by the two sons’ posts.

However, other Pakistanis took to Twitter to mourn Salman Taseer’s death as well. They remembered him for his bravery…

…and the cause for which he died.

Some people shared how they were honored to have lived in an era of brave men like Mr. Taseer.

Others pointed out that oppression still exists, despite the number of lives that have been lost as its consequence.

Some people even pointed out how Qadri had become a symbol of cowardice after killing Salman Taseer.

His family was appreciated for their courage as well.

However, a vast majority of people remembered Taseer as a hero.

The highly unfortunate assassination of Salman Taseer is an event that no Pakistani can ever forget. It left Pakistan divided, outlining the distinction between two opposing mindsets that exist in our country. Seven years later, these distinctions still exist. It’s all about which side of the line you fall on.

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