I’ll kill myself before I die!

  • Death row convict Mumtaz Qadri demands private meetings with family members

Mumtaz Qadri, who was awarded a death sentence for the murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, has threatened jail authorities that he would commit suicide if he were not allowed to meet his family in a separate room as per the previous routine.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld Qadri’s death sentence and he is being kept in Rawalpindi’s Adyala jail.

When Qadri’s relatives went to meet him at the jail recently, they were allowed to meet the convict through an iron fence due to security reasons. Qadri protested against the move and threatened to commit suicide if he was not allowed to meet his family in a separate room, a jail official said.

After Qadri’s suicide threat, the jail authorities allowed him to meet his family in a separate room.

A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa rejected an appeal seeking to revoke Qadri’s death penalty.

Qadri, a former police guard, who was entrusted security of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, had shot him dead on January 4, 2011 outside his residence in Islamabad.


  1. The soone this criminal fanatic is hanged, the better it will be. Facilitate his early exit from this life, so that the fate that awaits him in the hereafter is expedited for his self to claim. If this man believes he will go to heaven, he should be happy to go to the gallows and so should his supporters.

  2. This man is seeking attention and we are giving it to him. The SC has has given it's verdict. When is he going to walk the walk? Justice denied is justice delayed. The more it is delayed the more celebrity status he acquires.

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