Shopkeepers in Pakistan Burn Porno CD’s

Aamir Latif of IOL writes:

Plums of thick black smoke billowed up into the sky as thousands of burning CDs littered the famous Hall Road street in the city of Lahore. This was not a short-circuit fire or the action of an angry mob. The CDs, mostly porn, were being set ablaze by shopkeepers themselves.

“We had received letters from unidentified persons, presumably Taliban or their local supporters, who warned us to immediately close down this business,” Taseer Ahmed, a local shopkeeper who has been selling such CDs at Hall market for the last ten years, told IslamOnline.net.

Be sure to read the comments at the end — they give a glimpse into the regional tensions in Pakistan.

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