Barbers shut down shops in Peshawar suburb after Taliban death threats

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Peshawar, Sept 5 (ANI): Barbers in Sheikhan village, a suburb of Peshawar in Pakistan, have reportedly closed down their shops after receiving death threats from the Taliban, who have started re-emerging in the area.

Militants have imposed a ban on shaving beard, and have threatened to kill barbers who violate the restriction.

"Terrorists kidnapped barber Ali Asghar two weeks ago. They released him only three days ago, with a warning that he would be killed if he restarted shaving beards in his shop," the Daily Times quoted a barber- Muhammad Nasir, as saying.

Following the warning, all barbers in the region had closed down their shops, he added.

Terrorists had imposed ban on shaving beard earlier also, before the military operations in Bara and its neighbouring areas.

However, terrorists have started resurfacing in the region and imposing their own laws on the locals. (ANI)

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