President confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Taseer

LAHORE: Former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, who served as governor from May 15, 2008 to January 4, 2011, was awarded with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz by President Asif Ali Zardari for his services to the country.The former governor was assassinated in Islamabad by his own security guard, who disagreed with Taseer’s views about Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. On January 4 one of Taseer’s bodyguards, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, shot him 26 times at Kohsar Market, Islamabad, as he was returning to his car after having lunch with a friend in a restaurant in the market. – Dailytimes