Killer of then Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, Mumtaz Qadri, who was an Elite Force commando executed at the Adiala Jail at around 4.30am on Monday.
Qadri said he killed Taseer over what he called the politician’s vocal opposition to blasphemy laws of the country.
His mercy appeal was rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain.
“I can confirm that Qadri was hanged in Adialia jail early Monday morning,” senior local police official Sajjid Gondal told AFP.
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