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KP govt announces Rs10 million bounty for attackers of Malala

Published Oct 10, 2012 02:43pm


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Pakistani peace activists carry photographs of gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai during a protest rally against her assassination attempt in Peshawar on Wednesday. – Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday announced head money of Rs10 million for those who will help identify or provide any lead to get the attackers, who had shot Malala Yousafzai, arrested.

Speaking to media representatives, KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the KP government has announced a reward for those citizens who will help identify the attackers, who fired bullet shots at Malala, injuring her severely.

The National Peace Award winner and young Pakistani children’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai was attacked by Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday in Mingora city of Swat.

The KP information minister said Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has personally announced that Rs10 million will be paid to those who will help in leading to arrest or identification of the attackers.

Main Iftihar said the names and identity of the citizens, who will be facilitating the law enforcement agencies, will be kept secret.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has vowed to bring to justice the Taliban attackers behind the shooting.

“No matter where the terrorists may escape, we will bring them to justice,” said Malik, speaking to reporters at a press conference in Peshawar. “We have identified the gang which carried out the attack (on Malala Yousafzai) … and we also know when the terrorists arrived in Swat,” he added.


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Syed Oct 10, 2012 06:59pm
The govt should use this money to buy wepons and to kill these animals.
A. Khan Oct 10, 2012 06:58pm
Now where are those drones when you really need them.
Shah DeEldar (@SDeeldar) Oct 10, 2012 04:51pm
Bounty again? These people are at large in the Swat valley. State needs to draw a line before it becomes totally a laughable entity.
Hasnain Haque Oct 10, 2012 06:50pm
Shah I think it is rather too late because the whole world is laughing at Pakistan. I live abroad and it is rather shameful to say anything about Pakistan. Pakistan is now a word associated with terrorism, corruption, bribery, fraud, illiteracy and oppression, I cant honestly remember the last time Pakistan's name was mentioned in good light, must be several years now.
Fahad Oct 11, 2012 05:44am
if you know when they came why didnt you stop them there and then?
jamshed kharian-pak Oct 10, 2012 05:51pm
How much for Drone fireing killers
Asma Tanoli Oct 10, 2012 05:53pm
How come Rehman Malik always knows the identity of terrorists and this time he even knew when they entered Swat but never asked his police to catch them.
The Guardian Oct 10, 2012 04:45pm
injuring her 'severally'... what?
G.A. Oct 10, 2012 09:16pm
Has the Railways Minister offered any bounty too yet?
sparky singh Oct 10, 2012 08:51pm
Why did the govt not spend the 10 million on her protection if they valued her life so much?
Indian-friends of pak Oct 10, 2012 04:47pm
An Indian - I pray for Malala's quick recovery and hope that attackers and their masters all put behind the bar for good. Extremism is a disease that has become endemic - high time it is eradicated.
Cyrus Howell Oct 10, 2012 09:50pm
Didn't the government just get done saying they know who these criminals are. Is that true or not?
Shaukat Oct 10, 2012 07:01pm
This time our nation has felt the out of control Taliban as enemies of all. I hope now the things will change with a slogan of Malala Revolution. Rehman Malik rightly said this is attack on Pakistan and attack in respect of Pakistanis. The culprits have challenged Pakistanis and Army has taken it serious. Please stand against these headless people and teach them a lesson. This is high time now, they are proving that they are enemy of Islam and peace, they need to be removed from our country. Malala Revolution is a HOPE,
BigdaddyUSA Oct 11, 2012 12:35am
Now you have a bounty because the Taliban shot a girl? How about the thousands of other people they killed and you do nothing! The Taliban are afraid of a little girl because she is braver and smarter than them.
linga0123 Oct 10, 2012 07:45pm
And after they are apprehended a bunch of lawyers will shower rose petal on them.
Farhan Oct 10, 2012 07:45pm
What's wrong with offering a bounty??
janam Oct 10, 2012 06:42pm
Something need to be done time is running out.
arinder Oct 10, 2012 05:44pm
me being an indian pray for this girl . my fellow brothers in pakistan please do something to save your motherland before its too late .
Shehzaad Oct 10, 2012 05:29pm
There is a difference between a reward and a bounty.
Haroon Oct 10, 2012 06:01pm
Malik sahib they all are residing in North and South wizaristan and live very freely. Send the mighty Pak army to arrest them !!!!!!!!!!
Hasnain Haque Oct 10, 2012 06:45pm
It is astonishing that the people of Pakistan sit quietly and do nothing when atrocities are being carried out by these so called religious extremist. The perpetrators are neither Muslims or humans, they are simply animals who belong in the dark ages. Why don't people of Pakistan come out onto the streets and protest, why don't they drive out these extremists from their villages. I think the answer is that the people of Pakistan themselves are to be blamed for these animals taking a hold in the country.
pathanoo Oct 10, 2012 07:23pm
You know in all of this I wonder what does the Taliban spokes man Ehsanullah Ehsan's mother thinks of him boasting about an attempt to kill a little innocent girl whose only fault is that she wants an education and be in charge of her own future, one not dictated by the demented Taliban. Is this the Islam she (Ehsan's mother) believes in or preached to her son? Would be interesting to find out? As far as I am concerned, there is no lower being than Ehsanullah Ehsan. The beasts of Hell are waiting for him and the Drones are eager to arrange his meeting with the angles of Hell ASAP. I hope it happens soon, like yesterday. As far as you supporters and sympathizers of Taliban; remember that some day they will come after your daughters as well if they ever most slightly deviated from the deviant practices of these maggott Talibans. Remeber, the Devil devours it's own and your and your children's turn is next unless you extinguish this Taliban devil from amongst you.
Masuk Ahmed Oct 10, 2012 08:31pm
Politicians all over the subcontinent are a joke