Taliban militants torch TVs, mobiles in Waziristan



Taliban militants torch TVs, mobiles in Waziristan Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban confiscated computers, television sets and mobile phones from residents of the largest town of the restive South Waziristan tribal region and set them on fire at a market, according to a media report on Saturday.

The militants set on fire over a dozen computers, television sets and cellular phones and several cassettes at the bazar in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan Agency, yesterday.

The Taliban militants, who belonged to a faction led by Maulvi Nazeer, said they had already banned the use of TV sets and computers for watching movies and playing music.

They said they had also banned mobile phones with cameras.

The militants, who claimed people were defying their ban, seized over a dozen TV sets, computers and mobile phones and several cassettes, reportedly with music, from local residents, The News daily reported.

Before burning the items they had confiscated, the militants closed the main road passing through Wana?s Rustam Bazar.

A large number of tribesmen gathered to watch the militants burning the TV sets and computers.

PTI