The glories of Sharia come to Bajaur in northwest Pakistan. “Bajaur Taliban ban shaving of beards,” by Hasbanullah Khan for the Daily Times, April 11 :
KHAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Bajaur Agency chief Faqir Muhammad on Friday announced ban on several activities in the agency, including the shaving of beards.
Other activities banned by the Bajaur Taliban are drug pushing, bare headedness of males, non-government organisations working in the agency and the grants under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The Taliban also banned women from getting their national identity cards (ID) made or leaving their houses.
In his weekly speech broadcast through his FM radio channel, Muhammad said violators would be punished in accordance with sharia….
Meanwhile, the Taliban dumped the beheaded body of Awami National Party Bajaur senior leader Muhammad Islam Khan in the agency”s Ghundo area.
He was kidnapped on his way home on Thursday.