LAHORE - Taking serious view of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullahs statement against Senator Babar Awan, declaring him (Awan) 'liable to be murdered, Punjab Governor Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa on Wednesday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif asking him to take action against the minister for his highly inflammatory statement. The governor, in his letter, has termed the statement by Rana Sana highly inflammatory, grossly unparliamentarily and derogatory to all parliamentary norms. Khosa also reminded the chief minister that he (Sanaullah) had also made an identical statement against former Governor late Salmaan Taseer and after a couple of weeks he was brutally assassinated. Such incitement to kill is also likely to fan extremism and lawlessness with which nation is already grappling to eradicate and restore the rule of law in the country in which scores of innocent people besides our valiant soldiers and law-enforcement agency men have lost precious lives, says a quote from the letter. While asking the CM to take appropriate action against the minister, Khosa has maintained that such a statement was culpable under the Criminal Law of the land and punishable under the Pakistan Penal Code as well as Anti-Terrorism Act. The governor has further stated in the said letter that he (Rana) cannot claim to be ignorant of the law as he is statedly a lawyer and holding the portfolio of a Law Minister. The governor added that besides being a punishable act under the law, the statement directly confronts the privilege of the Senators of Pakistan as Babar Awan is member of the Upper House. In his communication with the chief minister, the governor has underlined that the statement would also cause confrontation between the provinces and the Federation and will not augur well for democracy which needed to be strengthened. Being a part of your Cabinet, every act of a Minister is considered joint responsibility; thus it befalls upon you to take the responsibility and take action as deemed appropriate at your end, says concluding paragraph of Khosas letter to the chief minister. Meanwhile, a senior criminal lawyer of Supreme Court, Aftab Bajwa has opined that a case under sections 107 and 108 of Pakistan Penal Code can be registered against any person who instigates others to murder any person; and if the charge is proved, the court may award seven years confinement with fine. And if the person declared liable to be murdered is actually murdered by someone on his/her incitement, the instigator may be awarded death penalty, he further opined while talking to TheNation. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah declared Senator Babar Awan 'liable to be murdered. The Punjab governor in the letter to the chief minister called upon him (CM) to take action against the provincial law minister for his highly inflammatory statement that, according to Khosa, hurt sentiments of the Pakistan Peoples Party leaders and workers as well.