Probe begins into display of Afghan Taliban’s flags

Published July 11, 2021
Videos shared on social media showed a band of people on motorcycles displaying white flags of Afghan Taliban and chanting slogans in favour of the militant outfit. — Photo: Twitter
Videos shared on social media showed a band of people on motorcycles displaying white flags of Afghan Taliban and chanting slogans in favour of the militant outfit. — Photo: Twitter

PESHAWAR: The city police have launched an investigation into display of Afghan Taliban’s flags and chanting of slogans in their favour during a funeral procession in Regi area.

Videos shared on social media showed a band of people on motorcycles displaying white flags of Afghan Taliban and chanting slogans in favour of the militant outfit.

Provincial Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari told reporters here on Saturday that he had directed the city police chief to investigate the issue.

He said the police would act after identifying those shown in the videos.

Though the city police was tightlipped about the incident, two officials told Dawn that an FIR of the incident had been registered.

“The FIR has been lodged under the Anti-Terrorism Act sections,” a police official requesting anonymity said.

Published in Dawn, July 11th, 2021

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