On January 4, 2011, one of Taseer's bodyguards, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, shot him 26 times with a submachine gun at Kohsar Market, near his home.
What crime had he committed to merit such deadly violence?
He advocated that the clause in the Constitution declaring the Ahmadi community to be non-Muslims should be revoked.
In an interview with Meher Bukhair on Samaa TV, Taseer commented on his view about the country's blasphemy law and on filing a mercy petition for Asia Bibi who has been sentenced to death by a court under the Blasphemy Law.
He disagreed with discriminating against a tiny religious minority and he wanted clemency for a poor woman who had allegedly uttered a blashphemous remark.
The death itself is not the main problem. It's the demented culture and the vile religion which celebrates the loss and considers the killer to be a hero that ought to worry us because in their eyes, we deserve the same fate.