Pak Punjab Governor's assassin says he acted alone

Rawalpindi, Jan 11(ANI): The man who assassinated Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, in his official confessional statement has claimed that he had acted alone and ruled out the involvement of any religious group in his actions.

Qadri said that he killed the governor over his statement regarding the country's blasphemy law.

According to the Daily Times, Qadri said that he decided to kill Taseer when he came to know in a religious gathering in Sadiqabad three days before the incident that the governor had termed the blasphemy law a 'black law'.

Meanwhile, the assassin has been sent on a 14-day judicial remand by an Anti-Terrorist Court.

Qadri had shot Taseer in his chest and neck when he was coming out from a restaurant in Islamabad on January 4. The governor died on the spot.

It is the most high-profile political killing in Pakistan since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in December 2007. (ANI)

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