KP govt sets Rs10m bounty for Mullah Fazlullah, Mangal Bagh

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Monday announced bounty worth Rs 770million for as many as 615 high profile militants and proclaimed offenders, including Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and Lashkar-e-Islam chief Mangal Bagh.

The bounty set for these men is Rs 10 million each. Additionally, the government has set similar bounties for Qari Bashir aka Samiullah.

The list issued by the government on Monday contains names of militants and proclaimed offenders from 22 districts of the province and tribal areas except for those from Karak and Torghar.

Officials revealed that the minimum head money announced by the government was Rs 0.5million, while the maximum was Rs 10 million.

According to the official document, the largest concentration of militants and proclaimed offenders is in Peshawar district with a total of 213 names. Swat follows with 59 names, 46 from Kohat and DI Khan each along with 31 from Upper Dir district.

The document further reveals names of 26 militants who hail from Mardan district, 25 from Charsadda, 20 each from Nowshera and Buner, 18 belong to Bannu, 15 each from Lakki Marwat, Hangu and Dir Lower, eight from Mansehra, seven from Kohistan, five from Haripur, four from Batagram, three from Abbottabad and two each from districts Shangla and Chitral.

Earlier on April 29, 2014, the KP finance department had sent the list 320 high-profile militants, back after pointing out irregularities in the list.