Taliban warns Pak dailies against ‘offensive’ photos of women

A senior Taliban leader in Pakistan has warned local leading dailies against publishing “offensive” pictures of women.

Popular Urdu dailies Aaj Kal and Express are among the newspapers that have been given a two-week deadline to stop publishing “offensive” pictures.

“I warn newspapers which are publishing photos (to stop) and have set a two-week deadline, otherwise we will boycott and take action against these papers,” Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, deputy head of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, was quoted as saying by the Daily Times .

Muhammad, who addressed reporters in Khar, a small town in Bajaur district of FATA region yesterday, also said that his militants would target government employees if the army takes any action.

“We will not retaliate against the army if we come under attack. We will target government employees in response to any army action,” he warned.

However, the Taliban leader did not specify what action he would take against newspapers if they ignore his diktats.

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