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Bajaur women barred from acquiring NICs

KHAR: The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Bajaur Agency has barred women from acquiring computerised national identity cards (CNICs) and receiving financial assistance under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) as, according to them, it was against Islamic teachings.
This was declared by Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, chief of Bajaur chapter of the outlawed TTP, in his address through his illegal FM radio channel late Sunday night. He warned the women of the agency of dire consequences for acquisition of CNICs and receiving monetary assistance under the BISP.
Maulvi Faqir told the people to stop their women from going to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) office as women mixed with men there. He also termed the financial assistance under the Benazir Income Support Programme against the Shariah and told the people not to receive the assistance.
Source: The News
Date:4/6/2009