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‘He was not made from wood that burns easy’: Salmaan Taseer remembered on 8th death anniversary

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The eight death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer is being observed today (Friday).

The former governor was shot dead by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri on this day in 2011 because Taseer had defended a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, accused of blasphemy who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in 2018.

Twitter is remembering the late governor who was martyred for staying true to what he believed in.

‘He was not made from wood that burns easy, like he always used to say’  

‘RIP Salmaan Taseer. the man who sacrificed his life while protecting the rights of the weaker. You may not be with us but your legacy shall live on’

‘You Can Bury A Man, Not His Courage’

‘Red salute to Salmaan Taseer on this dark day of Pakistani history when a defendant of Humanity was martyred by a blasphemer who thought he’s a better judge of deeds than the Almighty Allah’

Excerpts from one of his interviews

‘The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing’

‘The decision of Aasia’s acquittal was written with your blood. History will remember for your courage. Salute’

‘Humanity owes you’

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