ISLAMABAD - A senior lawmaker of ANP Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour on Monday in the National Assembly made a stunning statement by announcing US $200,000 bounty for the person who will assassinate the owner of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine which printed sacrilegious caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

“I cannot tolerate the attack on the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Who will assassinate the owner, I will give him/her US $200,000,” said ANP lawmaker Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour taking part in debate on Shikarpur terrorist incident.

He also recalled that he had earlier announced $100,000 bounty for blasphemous act in Western media when he was federal minister for railways in last PPP government. “I stand by my previous announcement,” he said adding that the government needs to trace the addresses of attackers on Charlie Hebdo.

Though Bilour faced severe criticism from different sections on his previous announcement, he said he was still stuck to his point.

It is relevant to mention here that Ghulam Ahmed Bilour on 22 September 2012 announced that $100,000 will be awarded the person who kills the maker of the anti-Islam blasphemous film ‘Innocence of Muslim.’ He was federal minister for railway where he announced the bounty. This time Bilour also asked all the rich people to bring out all their money so that the killer can be loaded with dollars and gold.

Taking part in debate, Bilour also talked about Sunni-Shia conflict in the country and said two countries are fighting their proxy war in Pakistan. He said if one declares the other Kafir (infidel) even though which law allows to kill an infidel.