Punjab govt not involved in paying blood money in Raymond David case: Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said the government of Punjab was not involved in payment of blood money for the release of American citizen Raymond David. Talking to a private news channel, the Punjab Law Minister said that the provincial government did not have anything to do with the payment of blood money in the matter.He said not  a single person either from political or administrative side had made any contact with the family of victims.To a question as to who had paid the blood money for Raymond Davis, the Minister said that as advocate Raja Irshad Kiyani  had represented the   families  of the victims, he could best  reply to this question .Rana  Sanaullah  said Raja Irshad Kiyani was the approriate person  to comment on it, as he had also signed the receipts for the payment.Replying to another question about the correct amount of blood money, the Punjab Law Minister said that according to his information the amount paid as blood money was Rs. 200 million  but Malik Mansab Awan  who had also been  representing  the families of the victims was in a better position  to reveal  the correct amount – APP