HANGU: A group of people in Hangu has sought apology from citizens after their letter started circulating on social media which announced ban on women’s visiting markets without a mahram (a member of one’s family with whom marriage is haram in Islam).
Pasban-e-Doaba has extended apology in a letter to the deputy commissioner. President Pasban Dawaba said that they sought apology on their decision to ban women’s visiting bazaars as it was the state’s jurisdiction.
The group said that they placed ban on women and putting a curtain on shops for they had received complaints of immoral activities behind the curtains in shops.
DC Hangu Mansoor Arshad said that they had taken action against the people who released a pamphlet in this regard. He said women continued shopping in Hangu markets. He warned that strict action would be taken if a shopkeeper refused to sell women goods.
Earlier, Pasban-e-Doaba had said that Rs50,000 would be fined to the shopkeeper who sold goods to women visiting markets without a mahram. It had said that if the shopkeeper continued this act then his shop would also be sealed.