January 4, 2011 by staff
Blasphemy, (APP): Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the government will thoroughly investigate the murder of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer if it was an act of another person or hidden hand “The accused, arrested the care used to escort him to Rawalpindi normally. Done for previous 5 or 6 times and has been identified as Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, “said Rehman Malik, while speaking briefly to reporters Tuesday.” The culprit was arrested and is currently under examination InProgress and he admitted he had committed the “murder,” said Malik.
According to the accused, he differed with the views of Governor of Punjab on blasphemy laws which, according to accused him furious, “said Malik.
“But we will thoroughly investigate the matter if it was his individual act or there was another force behind this assassination,” he added.
The Interior Minister said that the provision of VIP protocol has always been criticized, but the government has given utmost importance.
“All members of elite forces stationed for the protection of VIPs are carefully selected,” he added.
The protocol was supposed to be the responsibility of the Government of Punjab and it will be studied, he added.
Malik said that all staff escort the governor had been placed under arrest.
He said the former governor on Tuesday visited the chairman of the House, after which he went to the Senate and then met with the Minister of Information and had lunch at a restaurant with his friend and was on the path from s’ sit in the car when the Elite Force personnel shot him and handed over to enforcement of the law.
He (the governor) has been given security by the elite force of police in Islamabad, but one of the security men put his gun to the Governor of Punjab.
“But we will probe whether it was his individual act or any other force is behind this act,” said Rehman Malik.
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