Islamabad: The government of Pakistan on Saturday issued a statement disassociating itself from Bilour’s Bounty Statememt where he offered $1 Lac for the one who kills the blasphemer and for which he also invite Al-Qaeda and Taliban brothers to join him in this noble cause.
The official spokesperson for office of the Prime Minister, Shafqat Jalil, while giving an interview to the foreign media said that the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from the comments made by the railway minister .
The media report quoted Jalil saying “He is not a member of the (ruling) PPP (Pakistan People’s Party), he is an Awami National Party (ANP) politician and therefore the prime minister will speak to the head of the ANP to decide the next step. They are not ruling out action against him but say he will stay in his post for now.”
Meanwhile, Bilour’s party, the ANP has also clarified the party stance over this issue saying the comments made by the federal minister were within his personal capacity and not party policy.
Earlier on Saturday, Federal Minister for Railways, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced a bounty of $100,000 on the maker of the Anti Islam film.