Sattar Khan, DW’s Islamabad correspondent, confirmed that a “shrine” was under construction near the capital to “honor” Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged in February for murdering Salman Taseer, a governor of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province.
Qadri’s supporters and commoners have already started visiting the under-construction shrine, which is being supervised by the “Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed Foundation,” according to Pakistan’s “Dawn” newspaper.
“The shrine is attracting the attention of people from all over the country. Qadri’s supporters have pumped millions of rupees into the construction of this shrine. Some Muslim clerics are openly glorifying Taseer’s murderer,” Sattar Khan said.