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Journalist, dispenser fined for small beard

BARA: A local journalist and a dispenser were fined by the militants in Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency for sporting small beard, tribal sources said on Sunday.
Hidayatullah, a correspondent for an Urdu newspaper, was kidnapped by the militants and was released after he promised to pay Rs5,000 as fine for sporting a small beard, the sources said.
Talking to The News, Hidayatullah said that he had gone to his home in Sorkas area of Bara tehsil where he was kidnapped by militants belonging to the militant group Amr Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar (Promotion of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice).
He said that he was kept in the private jail of militants for around six hours in Qambarkhel area and released after he promised to pay the fine. “I was released on the condition that I will appear before the shura of the militant group on Monday,” he said.
He added that the armed group was working for maintaining peace in the area and he was not going to raise the issue at the forum of Tribal Union of Journalist.

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