OIC Secretary General condemns assassination of Punjab Governor

January 6, 2011

The Secretary General of the Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has condemned the assassination of Salman Taseer, Governor of the Punjab province, who was killed in Pakistan on January 4th. Offering condolences to the bereaved family, as well as the government and people of Pakistan, the Secretary General characterized the assassination as totally inconsistent with the spirit and teachings of Islam. He reiterated the position of the OIC against intolerance, incitement to hatred and violence in the name of religion.