Rashid decries attack on Taseer anniversary vigil

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister, Senator Pervez Rashid Sunday strongly condemned the rioting carried out by some elements during a vigil to mark the death anniversary of former governor Salman Taseer.

“No one has a right to resort to violence in such ceremonies,” Pervez Rashid said in a statement in reaction to this evening’s incident in Lahore.

Earlier, people had gathered at Liberty Chowk to mark the death anniversary of ex-governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, who was shot and killed by his own guard, Mumtaz Qadri, in broad day light in December 2010 in Islamabad.

Pervez Rashid said every citizen has a right to celebrate an occasion or mourn the departure of their loved ones. He said no one will be allowed to take the law into their own hands.

He directed the Punjab government to take necessary measures to prevent such incidents from happening in future.