Mumtaz Qadri threatens to commit suicide

Salmaan Taseer's killer protests against jail authorities' decision to not allow him to meet family in separate room

Mudassir Raja November 27, 2015
Supporters of former police bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri hold posters bearing his image as they gather opposite a police cordon outside the High Court in Islamabad . PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: Former elite force guard Mumtaz Qadri who has been awarded the death penalty for the murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, has threatened to commit suicide if he is not allowed to meet his family in a separate room.

On Thursday, when Qadri’s brother and father went to meet him at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, they were only allowed to see him through an iron fence owing to security concerns. However, Qadri protested against the move and threatened to commit suicide if he was not allowed to meet his family in a separate room.

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According to a jail official, Qadri was earlier allowed to meet his family as per demand and in a separate room.

However, following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his death penalty, the former elite force guard is not allowed the luxury anymore.

After Qadri threatened to commit suicide, the authorities let him to see his family in a separate room.

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Earlier in October, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa scrapped a plea seeking to revoke Qadri’s death sentence.

Qadri, a former police guard, had assassinated former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer on January 4, 2011 outside his residence adjacent to an upscale market in the federal capital.


syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply This man Qadri will never commit suicide on other hand his associates are lobbying that if Qadri is hanged there will will be uprising. Please Nawaz Sahib ask the President to sign death warrants OR RU afraid or his sympathizer
SHAH | 5 years ago | Reply @ishtiaq: Rights ?? what rights..; Did he respect rights of others ???
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