Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri

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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri (1985 – 29 February 2016), surely understood as Mumtaz Qadri (Urdu: ممتاز قادری‎), was a Pakistani policeman turned criminal. He served as a commando of Elite Police and in the squad of individual bodyguards of previous Governor of Punjab Salmaan Taseer. On 4 January 2011 he killed Taseer for talking for lewdness sentenced Asia Bibi and against the disrespect law. He was indicted by the Islamabad High Court and sentenced to death.

Qadri was conceived in 1985 in Rawalpindi, Punjab. He joined Punjab Police in 2002 and elevated to Elite Police in 2007. In 2010, he joined the squad of the security watchmen of previous Governor of Punjab, Salman TaseerOn the night of 4 January 2011, while Governor Taseer was at Kohsar Market in Islamabad, one of his bodyguard, Qadri shot 28 slugs and executed him. He surrendered quickly after the shooting and was arrested. According to Qadri, he murdered the representative for his backing of Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death for offending the Prophet Muhammad, and for talking against the impiety law in Pakistan.

From the day he was captured, held in care on a five-days remand. He showed up in court on 9 January 2011 and admitted that he had murdered Salman Taseer in light of his talking against the impiety law. Amid his appearance in court more than 300 legal counselors offered to speak to him star bono. On 10 January 2011, he was sent to Adiala Jail on 14 day legal remand. Due to the security issues, his trial was held in Adiala Jail; it started on 14 January 2011. He was accused of the homicide of the Governor of the Punjab.


On 10 October 2011 the court discovered him liable and sentenced him to death. He documented a bid in Islamabad High Court on 6 October 2011 against his demise warrant and the bid was conceded on 11 October 2011. Equity Dost Mohammad clarified his view that the denounced, a formally dressed officer, was not qualified for take the law into his own particular hands and murder a man who was under his protection. His allure was rejected in December 2015. And he was held tight 29 February 2016 around 4:30 AM at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.The burial service of Mumtaz Qadri was hung on 1 March 2016 at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. According to an evaluation, the memorial service was gone to by more than 100,000 individuals including Hamid Saeed Kazmi. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority banned electronic media from television his burial service since it was infringement of Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists censured the prohibition on media. It was additionally noticed that Barelvis went to the memorial service in extensive numbers. Qadri was covered in a town Bara Kahu in Islamabad.

Response to the execution

Dissents started instantly by the Sunni Islamist fundamentalist associations everywhere throughout the nation against the execution. Activists dissented in real urban communities of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. Legal advisors in Islamabad called one day strike against the choice. Sunni Tehreek reported dissents everywhere throughout the nation. Metrobus Rawalpindi-Islamabad was additionally suspended because of the challenges in the city. Markets and business focuses were shut and unsettling influence in activity was accounted for in various areas of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The hero worship that Qadri got taking after his execution was contrasted with that given to Ilm-ud-noise, who killed a book distributer in 1929. However many people upheld the choice too. Gathering of Islamic Ideology administrator Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani said, "Mumtaz Qadri's demonstration however determined by religious conclusions was illicit in light of the fact that he had taken the law into his own hands and he confronted discipline on the grounds that nobody is over the law". Qadri's supporters additionally asserted that he was held tight 29 February, a date which comes round at regular intervals, so as to deny his anniversary."

On March 27, 2016, a quarter century had accumulated in Liaquat National Bagh in Rawalpindi. Ten thousand of them walked from Rawalpindi into the Red Zone in Islamabad to remember the Chehlum of death of Qadri, which is the end of the forty-day grieving period. The dissidents burnt a station of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metrobus and a few autos stopped there. Several noteworthy conduits driving into the city were shut, and cell administration was suspended too. They organized a sit-in outside the Parliament of Pakistan and decline to leave unless Sharia was forced all through Pakistan. The Military of Pakistan was brought into scatter the dissenters. Around the same time, dissenters conveying pictures of Qadri assaulted the Karachi Press Club, and blazed an auto fitting in with Jaag TV, in striking back for the press' "absence of scope of their event". This happened around the same time that a bomb assault in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore killed 69 people.

Individual life

Qadri was a child of a vegetable merchant in Muslim Town, Rawalpindi. He got hitched in 2009 and had one son.

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