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Shot dead: Salman Taseer, Governor of the Punjab


I was speaking with friend and fellow writer Danielle Ali Shah, in Pakistan a moment ago when her phone rang – “Just found out that there was firing in Kohsar Market” she relayed to me over Skype. “The Governor of the Punjab… he is dead.”

This is yet another set back for the already deeply unstable Pakistan People’s Party-led Government, as tensions continue to rise in one of the most politically charged and volatile landscapes of our time.

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