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KP govt announces Rs10 million bounty for attackers of Malala

Published Oct 10, 2012 02:43pm

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.