PESHAWAR: A former Pakistani legislator has offered a $200,000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of a US-made anti-Islam film insulting the Holy Prophet and angering Muslims around the world.
Ikramullah Shahid made the offer at a rally Monday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, before a crowd of about 15,000 people.
The rally was led by the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC), an umbrella organisation of right-wing Islamic parties and jihadist outfits. Shahid is a member of the group.
This is the second such offer made by someone in Pakistan. Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour earlier offered $100,000 for the man behind the disrespectful film.
Outraged Muslims have rallied against the film. At least 23 people have died in protests in Pakistan against the film.