66 tweets that sum up the legacy of Salmaan Taseer

On his death anniversary, we would like to pay tribute to the man by giving you him at his uncensored best

Hassaan Khan January 04, 2016
Salmaan Taseer in London c.1991-92. PHOTO: AMIN MUGHAL

Salmaan Taseer's legacy will forever be etched in the history of Pakistan. On his death anniversary, The Express Tribune would like to pay tribute to the man by giving you him at his uncensored best -- his razor sharp wit, his artful humour, his love for politics, his appreciation for good food, his passion for poetry, his devotion to the truth, and his sacrifice for the people of Pakistan.

A tribute to Salmaan Taseer

An early adopter of Twitter, Taseer mastered the 'perfect tweet' long before many of us even joined the microblogging website. We sifted through his entire Twitter timeline to find tweets that represented the best of him. By the end of it, we were only left wishing for one thing: one more tweet. Here are 66 tweets -- one for every year he graced us with his presence -- we hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did finding them.

On blasphemy

On religious extremism 

Salmaan Taseer’s murder — the death of reason

Showing us how to not take ourselves too seriously  

Some pearls of wisdom

SC upholds death sentence for Salmaan Taseer’s killer

Some humorous, some astute political observations  

His undying love for Marvi Memon 

Remembering Salmaan Taseer

On the Noon League 

On India and Kashmir

On Nihari


Faisal | 5 years ago | Reply Now it's up to us to make sure his death wasn't in vain.
Muhammad | 5 years ago | Reply Very distasteful comments, looks like this country did not deserve the man who sacrificed his life for high human values.
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