Shaheed Mumtaz Qadri Funeral Video, Pakistan Salman Taseer (Ghustakh-e-Rasool SAWW) murder : Thousands mourn at Mumtaz Qadri Funeral , How Many People Attend Mumtaz Qadri Funeral
Thousands of Pakistanis have turned out for the funeral of a former bodyguard executed for killing Punjab’s governor over his opposition to blasphemy laws.
Security was tight as a crowd of about 30,000 gathered to pay their last respects to Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed in Rawalpindi.
Qadri was hailed as a hero by Islamists for the 2011 killing of Salman Taseer, who wanted to reform the strict laws.
Thousands of police were deployed along the route of the funeral procession and in the nearby capital, Islamabad.
Qadri supporters threw rose petals on his coffin, Reuters reports from Liaquat Bagh park where the funeral was held.
“He lives! Qadri lives!” mourners chanted, the news agency reported. “From your blood, the revolution will come!”
Security forces kept their distance and stick-wielding activists of the hardline Sunni Tehreek movement, which organised the funeral prayers, controlled the crowd.
The coffin was then taken in its flower-strewn ambulance some 20km (12.5 miles) north to Qadri’s ancestral village on the eastern outskirts of Islamabad.