Clerics in Pak town ban women from going out without male kin

Reminiscent of Taliban rule in neighbouring Afghanistan, a group of clerics in Pakistan`s northwestern tribal region has barred women from venturing out of their homes without a male relative, warning that the violators would be fined and socially boycotted.

Pakistani boycott hits Kabul meet of Ulemas

The decision by Pakistani religious scholars not to attend a conference of Afghan and Pakistani Ulema here in March has all but scuttled the meeting, reports Xinhua.