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Pakistan's Punjab province governor shot dead
January 4, 2011 / 11:46 AM / 7 years ago

Pakistan's Punjab province governor shot dead

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.

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

“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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