Kohat CD shop owners to close business
KOHAT, June 6: Following Wednesday’s blast and threats from the local Taliban to shut their business, the owners of music centres in the district’s main bazaar here have decided to close down their shops voluntarily but have sought time till they set up alternate business.
They have also ‘unanimously’ decided that their business was ‘un-Islamic’ which should be stopped at once.
Meanwhile, the Kohat bazaar union has warned all the CD shop owners to immediately wind up their businesses in their own best interest because it (the union) had made a commitment with the Taliban that such business would be closed down.
President of the union Haji Abid accompanied by other office-bearers told reporters here that the warning had been issued as the Taliban had been threatening CD and mobile phone centres of dire consequences if they did not stop their businesses.
He said that if the Taliban attacked the CD shops in future the bazaar union wound not come to the rescue of the owners of such shops.