66 tweets that sum up the legacy of Salmaan Taseer

Published: January 4, 2016
Salmaan Taseer in London c.1991-92. PHOTO: AMIN MUGHAL

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

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (8)

  • Talha Khalil
    Jan 4, 2016 - 2:49PM

    Some of the tweets were actually FUNNY ! Recommend

  • samir
    Jan 4, 2016 - 4:22PM

    This man usurped the rights of his employees and fired hundreds without paying them their dues. ET knows what has been happening in Business Plus and Media Times Limited. Will you give attention to such a thief?Recommend

  • Adeel Abbas
    Jan 4, 2016 - 5:53PM

    What a great man the nation has lost.Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Jan 4, 2016 - 6:02PM

    Keeping aside the way he died he was

    a corrupt and conniving politician. He

    never did any good for this country

    and its poor people except

    adding to his corruption

    wealth like the rest

    of ppp thugs.Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Jan 4, 2016 - 8:52PM

    Death makes heroes of all of us.Recommend

  • SaneVoice
    Jan 5, 2016 - 12:06AM

    He didn’t do anything exceptional. As for the “Minority rights facade” He backed an accused, whose case was still pending in a court——-I fail to see, why people think he was on the right, even when the accused could have been actually guilty. So Taseer’s stance was just because the accused is a minority you let her off the hook. Which defies Pakistani supreme law. Laws are there for a reason, especially courts. This man has no legacy, he was just a man, who was given some authority and he didn’t use it wisely. Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Jan 5, 2016 - 2:04AM

    Very distasteful comments, looks like this country did not deserve the man who sacrificed his life for high human values.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Jan 5, 2016 - 9:26AM

    Now it’s up to us to make sure his death wasn’t in vain.Recommend

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