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Taliban order news vendors in North Waziristan to stop selling two daily newspapers containing "immoral photographs of women"

(PPF/IFEX) - The Taliban in Pakistan's Tribal Area bordering Afghanistan have warned newspaper vendors to stop selling two daily newspapers which they claim were publishing "un-Islamic and immoral photographs of women."

According to press reports, newsvendors in the town of Mirali in the North Waziristan Tribal Agency were told on 12 March 2008 to stop distributing the Urdu-language dailies "Aaj Kal" and "Waqt".

The Taliban warned that if these newspapers continued to be sold, the newspapers would be burnt in the Mirali Town Square.

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