U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron P. Munter has offered condolences on the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. In a statement issued here on Tuesday , he said “ Taseer had the courage of his convictions and was a champion of tolerance. His death is a great loss to the people of Pakistan.” “I am deeply saddened by the assassination of Governor Taseer. On behalf of the United States, I offer my condolences to his wife and children,” Munter added.