President says assassination of Salman Taseer was not a loss of any political party

Islamabad, January 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): On the 2nd anniversary of former Governor Punjab Shaheed Salman Taseer, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Salman Taseer will be long remembered for upholding the cause of minorities and for fighting against the forces of bigotry and obscurantism.

The President said that the assassination of Shaheed Salman Taseer was not just a loss of any political party or of a particular segment of society; it was a loss of the nation. He said that Shaheed Taseer was endowed with rare qualities of head and heart who faced the vicissitudes of life with great composure and courage.

The President said that Late Salman Taseer will be remembered for standing up to religious extremism and bigotry and for standing by the side of those who were persecuted in the name of religion. He was a true fighter in the true tradition of our political peers, he said.

The President also prayed for eternal peace of Shaheed Salman Taseer and all the martyrs who have laid down their lives for noble causes.

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