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

COMMENTS (8)

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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