Evil bounties

Sir: This is with reference to your editorial ‘Bilour’s bounty’ (Daily Times, February 4, 2015). Am I wrong or should Mr Ghulam Ahmed Bilour not be arrested and tried for incitement to murder? In any other country, he would have been behind bars within a few hours of offering such a huge amount of money to kill someone (even if that someone happened to be the citizen of a foreign country). And what about the income tax department? They should ask Mr Bilour how he managed to accumulate $ 200,000 and whether he has declared this amount in his wealth statement? I remember that a district nazim in Punjab had announced a Rs 40 million award for anyone killing Salmaan Taseer. If that man had been arrested and tried at the time, perhaps the Punjab Governor would have been alive today.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in Daily Times, February 7, 2015