Pak Taliban warn women to wear burqa or face consequences

June 23rd, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI  

Lahore , June 23 (ANI): Pakistan s unit of the Taliban has reportedly warned the women in Mohmand Agency to wear burqas, or face dire consequences.

The TTP (Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan ) pasted posters mentioning the warning in various parts of the Agency, the Daily Times reported.

The warning contained in the posters asked women not to work in the fields and prohibit them from attending marriage ceremonies and visiting doctors and markets without a male escort.

Meanwhile, in another related incident, militants blew up a music shop by hurling explosive material into its premises in Tirah Bazaar, Kohat, injuring three people, including the shop owner, the paper quoted a BBC Urdu report as saying.

It said that the attackers were veiled and riding motorbikes. The injured were moved to hospital and were reportedly in a stable condition. Police are searching for the militants, who fled following the attack.

The attack follows a similar warning last week, in which the Taliban had asked barbers and CD shop owners to shut down their business activity or face dire consequences. (ANI)

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