The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence to Mumtaz Qadri rejecting his appeal against the judgement of Islamabad High Court.

A three member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case and announced the verdict today.

Mumtaz Qadri had assassinated former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in Islamabad.

He was awarded death penalty by the trial court which was upheld by a two member bench of Islamabad High Court rejecting his appeal.

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