Pakistan

US: Pakistan Railways Minister's Bounty on Filmmaker Inflammatory and Inappropriate

The government of Pakistan has disowned the bounty but Ghulam Bilour remains in his post

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The US today slammed a Pakistani minister for offering a hefty USD 100,000 bounty for killing the maker of an anti-Islam film, as Islamabad disassociated itself from the offer.

Calling Pakistan Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour's offer as "inflammatory and inappropriate", a State Department statement said, "There could be no justification for violence and it is important for responsible leaders to stand up and speak out against violence."

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