Photo shows Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leader Syed Munawar Hasan, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) leader Hafiz Saeed and others at a Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) rally protesting against the US-made anti-Islam film. —Photo by INP

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.

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