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Governor of Pakistan's Punjab state killed in attack

Tuesday January 04, 2011 07:47:29 PM, DPA

Islamabad: The Pakistan president's close aide and governor of the country's largest province Punjab was killed Tuesday when a man opened fire at him in Islamabad, a government official said.

Salman Taseer died of his injuries in hospital, his public relations officer Ishtiaq Amin said.

Some media reports cited witnesses as saying that a policeman who was a member of the squad guarding him opened fire at Taseer when he was leaving his house, located near a market popular with foreigners.

The policeman was arrested.

Taseer was a close aide to President Asif Ali Zardari and a vocal critic of rising Islamist militancy in Punjab.

 

 


 

  

 

 

 

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