I don't usually write about the Middle East, Pakistan or Afghanistan since I can barely find those places on the map, but this piece did make me wonder:-
MINGORA: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday announced a ban on women’s entry in shopping centres in Malakand, warning of strict action against those who violated the order.
However, women can visit bazaars if a male member of family accompanies them.
The TTP in Malakand left pamphlets at the Malakand Press Club in which its spokesman Mulla Ali warned women to stop visiting shopping centres alone.
[Shopping – yeah, shopping centres, hate the places. All right, pass on that.]
The Taliban also asked shop owners to put up banners that informed the women of the announcement. The pamphlets also warned people in the computer and mobile ring tone businesses to stop their un-Islamic practices.
[Mobile ring tones – the bane of my life – so will go along with that.]
The Taliban also warned the government to close family planning centres in Malakand and issued directives to the Batkhela Hospital medical superintendent to hire female technicians for ECG and female doctors for ultrasound.
[Now here's where I can see a problem. You chaps don't want any girls over 13 to attend school. You chuck acid at those who attempt to do so, blow up their schools and murder their teachers. So where are you going to find those female technicians and female doctors? They do have to go to high school and even medical school as well. You haven't thought this through.]