Taseer’s assassin: IHC rejects quashment plea

The petitioner argued that “Salmaan Taseer issued blasphemous comments which was why he was killed.”

Express January 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD: An appeal for cancelling the murder case on the self-proclaimed killer Malik Mumtaz Qadri was rejected by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday. The court dismissed the Intra Court Appeal (ICA), which was filed by advocate Zafar Awan.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice (IHC) Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman and Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan dismissed the appeal with the remarks that the ‘learned counsel for the appellant has not been able to substantiate any ground before them’, therefore the appeal was dismissed.

Zafar Awan advocate, who hails from Punjab, filed an ICA before the divisional bench on January 24, after a single member bench rejected his writ petition. Thereafter the appellant had filed an ICA before the divisional bench of IHC, which has also been dismissed.

The petitioner maintained in his writ petition that the FIR should be cancelled which was lodged against Mumtaz Qadri, who assassinated Salmaan Taseer, at Koshar Police station. He argued, “Salmaan Taseer issued blasphemous comments which was why he was killed.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th,  2011.


Samar Ajmal | 10 years ago | Reply @abdul majid khan: Mumtaz Qadri is a black spot on the face of Islam which should be remove immediately. He should be punished for his crime. There is no room for such lunatics in Islam. The example of Holy Prophet SAW in such matters is very obvious. One old woman used to throw dirt on him everyday and one day she didnt so Holy Prophet SAW knocked the door to check if she is ok, SubhanAllah. At other occasion he went to city of Taif for delivering the message of Islam and those people replied in by throwing stones on him so much so that his feat filled with blood and then an Angel came to ask him that if he SAW wishes then Angel will kill these people and what was the reply of Hadhrat Khatam ul Anbia: NO if they dont accept Islam then their children will. This is Islam, a peaceful religion. Holy Prophet SAW at another occasion is reported to have said that killing a man is like killing the whole humanity. What Qadri has done is absolutely not the teachings of Islam nor Holy Prophet SAW. Islam is a religion of Love, Peace and Humanity. May Allah guide us all to the right path ameen.
abdul majid khan | 10 years ago | Reply Mr mumtaz qadri is the hero of muslim at this time.now he not only mumtaz qadri aither he is GHAZI MUMTAZ HUSAIN QADRI
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