TTP warns drivers not to play obscene music, films

Published: February 6, 2013

Bus commuters say operators feel endangered. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Unidentified members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Punjab chapter distributed pamphlets in buses and bus stands in Lahore threatening bus owners, drivers and conductors not to play obscene movies and/or songs while travelling or else they would be targeted.

The TTP members distributed these pamphlets in the Nawan Kot Circle of Lahore. According to reports from bus commuters, operators feel endangered and scared by the threats from the militants.

The Punjab Home Department issued a circular notice to the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore and other relevant officials.

Reader Comments (6)

  • indian
    Feb 6, 2013 - 9:05PM

    after karachi…its lahore baby :)

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  • Mirza
    Feb 6, 2013 - 10:10PM

    It is ironic that a nuclear Pakistan with huge army and a constitution is ruled by TTP. No wonder most rightwing parties support them and want to legitimize them by talking to these brutal killers.

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  • John B
    Feb 6, 2013 - 11:11PM

    The TTP policy on Music is no more different than the one issued by Mufti of Kashmir in India against the Girls band and the new censor board policy of “in tune with our culture, honor and tradition”

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  • maestro
    Feb 7, 2013 - 2:05AM

    Is Pakistan Army capable of doing anything? We want the taliban OUT – we like music, we like to dance and we like to enjoy life in a respectful manner you neanderthal thugs called taliban. And we will conquer your insane, jahil mindsets IA!!

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  • Nobody
    Feb 11, 2013 - 2:07PM

    @indian:
    And you think there’s something funny or something to smile about when you think of what’s going on in Karachi? People dying everyday is a joke to you? Vah. India’s lucky to have ya.

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  • Ayesha
    Feb 11, 2013 - 6:15PM

    @Maestro: Now this shows your mindset as calling yourself a Muslim and You like dance and Music. That’s the reason People like you hate the sharia law. Good thing must be admired if its by taliban or someone else. Its embarrassing if you are travelling with your father and these drivers play sexy songs in bus. Its against ethics and also Islam.

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