Salman Taseer
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Taseer: 'Pakistan we want is liberal and progressive'

Governor Salman Taseer, one of Pakistan's most high profile politicians, was shot dead on Tuesday by his own bodyguard.

Mr Taseer was an outspoken anti-extremist, and the motive for his killing appears to be his stance on Pakistan's stringent blasphemy laws. Taseer felt these laws discriminated against religious minorities and needed to be scrapped.

At the end of November he spoke to Aleem Maqbool and explained why he felt the need to speak out, despite the risks.

  • 05 Jan 2011
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