Taliban warns mobile phone sellers in Peshawar against 'promoting vulgarity'

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 09:30 hrs

Police in Peshawar banned parking of motorcycles in the premises of Bilour Plaza and the nearby Time Centre in the city on Saturday, after threat-bearing letters from militants warned mobile phone dealers against "promoting vulgarity".

In the letters, local Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Qari Ahmad Yar said his informers repeatedly told him that traders and mobile phone dealers in the two buildings were spreading pornographic films and songs via memory cards, reports The Express Tribune.

The TTP further said that it would give a week's deadline to the traders to stop the business of memory cards, music and porn movies, failing which the traders would have to face another Meena Bazaar-like incident, where a bomb blast in the crowded market killed over 100 people in October 2009.

The TTP had also warned shopkeepers in Karkhano market in Peshawar last month to stop selling "obscene films" and Viagra-style male potency pills. (ANI)

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