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=> PESHAWAR, Jan 9: Owners of various video centres i

PESHAWAR, Jan 9: Owners of various video centres in the city on Wednesday received threatening letters, asking them to close their businesses.

The owner of a video centre in the Sufaid Dheri area said that militants identifying themselves as local Taliban had asked him to stop dealing in CDs and video cassettes business. They threatened to blow up shops selling CDs in case the instructions were not followed.

The letters, he said, stated that dealing in CDs and cassettes meant spreading obscenity. “We have established this business to earn livelihood as we have no other source of income,” he added.

Officers at the Peshtakhara police station expressed ignorance about the threatening letters and said that no one had complained to them.

In resent months, scores of video centres in different parts of the province have been blown up for not paying heed to the warning letters.
Source: Dawn
Date:1/10/2008