Taseer's assassin guarded Zardari, Gilani even after being declared security risk: Report

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Islamabad, Jan 13(ANI): Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassin, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, performed a total of 509 VIP and VVIP duties even after he was declared a security risk for these tasks in 2004, a report compiled by intelligence agencies has revealed.

Qadri performed guard duties with almost all the prominent Pakistani politicians several times, including President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, and also remained in the security convoy of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, although he was declared unfit for these duties, The News reports.

The other politicians for whom Qadri performed guard duties include Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

He performed his security duty with a foreign delegation as well on two occasions in 2010. He performed all these duties from April 24, 2008 to January 4, 2011, the report said.

He also remained with Interior Minister Rehman Malik as his special security guard in 2010, said the report, which further revealed that Qadri was also part of a raid team conducted by Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) against terrorist outfits in 2008.

Qadri performed duties with Salman Taseer as his personal security guard for four times - in April 2010, May 26, 2010, September 3, 2010, and on January 4, 2011- when he killed the Punjab Governor in the Kohsar Market in Islamabad.

He also remained with Taseer on general duties on ten occasions since 2008, according to the intelligence report. (ANI)

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