LAHORE Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Wednesday termed the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer a security lapse. Briefly talking to mediamen after the funeral prayers of late Salman Taseer at the Governor's House, he said the motives behind the murder must be uncovered. Paying glowing homage to Salman Taseer, Kaira said Taseer was PPPs political worker, and his murder was a bolt from the blue for the party. People like Malik Mumtaz Qadri should not be recruited in the security forces, he added. Terming the loss of Taseer as regrettable, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said neither Islam nor PPP government allowed the killing of a person for using his right to freedom of speech. MQM central leader Babur Ghauri said Salmaan Taseer's assassination was a tragic incident, and MQM shared the grief of PPP and Taseer's family. He was a great politician and a well-educated figure. Vacuum created by the demise of a seasoned politician cannot be filled, he added. Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali said the incident of Taseer's assassination was lamentable and it reflected that a minority group was airing such sentiments. Few people have been misleading people regarding the Blasphemy law while a Muslim cannot even think of uttering blasphemous remarks. Tendency to allege people of blasphemy was not new, and people with a similar mindset and agenda issued similar decrees against Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal and Bulleh Shah in the past, he said, while vowing to sacrifice lives for the honour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The nation should not react in haste, observe the situation and decide subsequently who is right or wrong on the issue, he advised.