Taliban interrupt music show -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Taliban interrupt music show

GHALANAI, May 15: The local Taliban interrupted a music show at a marriage party in the Mail area of the Haleemzai tehsil, four kilometers from here, on Thursday.

Tribal elder Zarbash Khan, the father of the bridegroom, was asked to appear before the Taliban on Friday to explain why he had arranged a music show at the marriage party of his son Nazar Hussain, despite the ban imposed by the Taliban on such activities, which were ‘un-Islamic’.

The Taliban also broke music instruments and manhandled local artists invited for the function by the family and friends of the bridegroom according to tribal customs and tradition.

They also threatened area people with dire consequences if they violated the code of ethics set by their local leadership.

The Taliban have banned music shows at marriage ceremonies and other functions and use of CD and cassette players in vehicles. CD shops and dens of gambling and drugs have also been closed in the area.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/16/2008