Now, “draconian” Taliban bans divorce and “snuff” in FATA

April 9th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): The increasing influence of the Taliban in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan can be judged from the fact that it has now established an FM radio station in the Darra AdamKhel region to air its own set of rules.

In the first of the announcements made from the illegal radio station, the Taliban has banned divorce without their consultation, and also barred people from using naswar (snuff), The Nation reported.

A resident of the area, on condition of anonymity said: “Taliban commander Tariq, in his address on the radio channel, made it clear to the people that no one would give divorce to their wives without consulting leaders of the group, and warned of severe consequences for those who did not obeyed the orders.”

The outlawed group has also asked medical store-owners not to sell intoxicating drugs without prescription from a doctor, and told all naswar-sellers of the region to destroy their stocks. (ANI)

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