Good times in Pakistan

Things are devolving by the day.  The Pakistani Taliban is now demanding that buses in the northwest cannot carry audio or video players.  The Riaz Khan of the AP reports:

Transport workers in Mardan town received letters this week from militants saying that buses offering such entertainment were guilty of spreading “vulgarity and obscenity,” Walid Mir, general secretary of the town’s transport union, told The Associated Press.

The militants said they would check the buses and that suicide attacks would be carried out against vehicles that still had audio and video equipment — prompting union members to act quickly, Mir said.

Meanwhile, TNSM is strengthening its grasp of Swat.  The Daily Times in Pakistan (via the MEMRI blog) reports that women are no longer allowed in the central market. And while we’re at it, we might as well mention that the Pakistani Taliban forced a popular Pashtun comedian to renounce his work,  MEMRI tells us.

Lovely.

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