Salman Taseer Died in Firing Attack

Salmaan Taseer سلمان تاثیر; was born on June 12, 1946, to Dr. Taseer (a poet) was a Pakistan businessman and politician who served as the governor of the province of Punjab from 2008 to 2011.

His father Dr. Taseer was a poet. Faiz Ahmed Faiz was one of his teachers. Once, he was a class fellow of Nawaz Shareef. He is a close friend of Imran Khan.


He was a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and had also served as a minister in the caretaker cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro under Pervez Musharraf. Taseer was also the chairman and CEO of the First Capital and Worldcall Group.

He was appointed to the post of governor on May 15, 2008, in place of outgoing governor, Lt Gen (R) Khalid Maqbool. by former President, Pervez Musharraf at the request of the PPP establishment.

On January 4, 2011, Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his own security guard who disagreed with his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.