RAWALPINDI: Religious organisation started protest over the death of Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged to death earlier on Monday over the killing of former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
Protesters burned buses in Rawalpindi and blocked the roads. Private schools in Rawalpindi closed the schools due to security problems.
Different roads in Islamabad also blocked due to the protest by religious organisations.
Execution Mumtaz Qadri jolted the social media but electronic media ignored the news of Qadri’s death. On the other hand, Pakistani media is giving maximum time to Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Senior police official Sajjid Gondal said told that Mumtaz Qandri, who shot Salman Taseer 28 times, was hanged to death earlier on Monday.
“I can confirm that Qadri was hanged in Adialia jail early Monday morning,” senior local police official Sajjid Gondal told AFP.
Salman Taseer was killed in Kohsar’s Market back in January 4, 2011. Mumtaz Qadri said that he killed Taseer over what he called the politician’s vocal opposition to blasphemy laws of the country.