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The official spokesperson for the office of Prime Minister, Shafqat Jalil, while giving an interview to BBC said that the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from the comments made by Bilour.     — Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government on Saturday disassociated itself from the statement issued by its Federal Minister of Railways, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour over the bounty offered for the anti-Islam filmmaker, DawnNews reported.

The official spokesperson for the office of Prime Minister, Shafqat Jalil, while giving an interview to BBC said that the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from the comments made by Bilour.

BBC quoted Jalil as 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, clarified that the comments made by the federal minister were within his personal capacity and not party policy.

Earlier on Saturday, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Railways, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, had announced a bounty of $100,000 on the maker of the American film “Innocence of Muslims” disrespecting the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

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