Pakistan's Punjab province governor shot dead

ISLAMABAD Tue Jan 4, 2011 6:44am EST

Salman Taseer, Pakistan's Governor of Punjab province, speaks to media in Islamabad in this March 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Salman Taseer, Pakistan's Governor of Punjab province, speaks to media in Islamabad in this March 28, 2009 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen killed the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, a senior member of the ruling party, in Islamabad on Tuesday, his spokesman said.

"Yes he has died," said the spokesman for Salman Taseer. His death comes as the Pakistan People's Party-led government is trying to muster support in a political crisis that erupted after a key coalition partner quit.

(Reporting by Zeeshan Haider; Writing by Michael Georgy)

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DonCarlos wrote:
PPP as always once agains plays politics over dead bodies..

Jan 04, 2011 7:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
AsifMushtaq wrote:
Its a very sad incidence. Salman Taseer was a very courageous leader. It is great loss for the progressive circles in a suffocated Pakistan.

Jan 04, 2011 7:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oh crap! Now it will lead to anarchy and instability…bye bye Pakistani Economy/peace(whatever that is)/political stability (the littlest bit that was remaining)

Jan 04, 2011 7:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
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