Bajaur cell-phone shop owners ban ringtones, announce Rs 10,000 fine
KHAR: Owners of shops dealing in cellular phones in Bajuar Agency on Tuesday declared a ban on the “un-Islamic practice” of downloading and storing ring-tones, and announced a Rs 10,000 fine for violators.
Cellular phone shop owners in Bajaur took this decision at a meeting held in Khar, the agency headquarters.
This follows in the wake of militants bombing a cellular phone market a few days ago in Inayat Kalay, around seven kilometres from Khar. The market housed 30 shops dealing in cellular phones.
Two months ago, unknown militants issued threatening letters to shop owners in the market in Inayat Kalay, warning them to shut down their “un-Islamic businesses” or face bomb atttacks.