ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani lawmaker has put a ‘bounty’ of Rs 1 billion on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani TV channel has reported.
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, who is also a Senator (member of the Upper House), announced the ‘ bounty’ during a speech on Monday in the Pakistani side of Kashmir, according to ARY News.
Haq said that the Indian government was a ‘hurdle’ for Kashmiris to get ‘independence’.
While stating India can never be a friend of Pakistan, the JI head also lambasted Pakistani leaders for being ‘deaf, dumb and blind to the sacrifices of Kashmiris’.
Sirajul Haq was a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and was recently elected as Senator.
He reportedly made the speech while addressing JI supporters in Rawalakot in Pakistan- administered Kashmir on Monday.
However, only ARY News has reported this controversial speech so far.
Pakistan’s media regulatory authorities had last year suspended ARY News for 15 days for defaming the judiciary in October 2014.
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