DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A pamphlet highlighting punishments and orders for the month of Ramazan was issued by the Taliban in Wana.
The pamphlet states the orders and punishments were unanimously decided upon in a Shura meeting of the Mullah Nazir Taliban Group. According to the document, tight or thin clothes have been banned for both men and women during the holy month. It warned shops and tailors severe punishments and fines up to Rs50,000 would be imposed on those found violating these orders.
Additionally, the pamphlet stated anyone found not fasting during Ramazan would be kept in prison for the duration of the month. Finally, the document cautioned shopkeepers against selling fireworks during the month and stated those violating these rules would be punished in accordance with Sharia law.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2013.