We all are familiar with what happened in the second month of year 2016. Of course it was the execution of murderer of the former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer by his own Elite Force Commando Mumtaz Qadri. But today we have a new story that the grave of Mumtaz Qadri is being turned into a shrine.
According to an article published in Dawn, the grave of Mumtaz Qadri is all set to get a new holy status. Whatever the decision of Government of Pakistan was against a person who takes the law in his own hand, most of the population in Pakistan considers the Mumtaz Qadri a hero and protector of Namoos e Risalat.
Visitors from far and wide are coming to visit the under construction shrine of Mumtaz Qadri. Well the administration of the shrine aimed to build it by the end of January 2017 so that his lovers can celebrate his first anniversary.
Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed Foundation is supervising the construction of the shrine. On the first day after his funeral, Rs. 80 million (8 crore) came in the form of donations and millions of additional rupee have been collected so far.
It is not the first time Qadri is given tribute in this particular ideology style. In 2014, a mosque was built in Islamabad on his name that belongs to the Barelvis sect. The mosque has got a lot of popularity so far, and since then it started raising funds to double its capacity.
Glimpse from the Past
On January 4, 2011, Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer was killed by his guard and Elite Force commando Mumtaz Qadri. The Governor died at the sport as a result of twenty-eight bullets shoot by Qadri. Later on, Qadri made a statement that he killed him because of supporting Asia Bibi (a Christian who was sentenced to capital punishment for insulting Prophet Muhammad PBUH) and for speaking against the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan.
Mumtaz Qadri Wiki Bio
|Died||February 29, 2016 (aged 30–31)
Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi
|Cause of death||Hanging|
|Resting place||Bara Kahu, Islamabad|
|Criminal penalty||Capital punishment|
|Motive||Sunni Islamic fundamentalism|
|Date||January 4, 2011|
|Location(s)||Kohsar Market, Islamabad|
|Imprisoned at||Adiala Jail (2011–2016)|