PESHAWAR: The local body representatives of Peshawar’s Sheikhan village have banned music and dance activities during wedding festivities, TheExpressTribune reported.
Local Government representatives of the village announced on Friday through loudspeakers they have been informed via security sources that such gatherings may become target of militants.
The news sent a wave of panic across the village and three music and dancing programmes were cancelled in the village.
However, ExpressTribune, while quoting one of the district members Fazlullah reported that this measure was taken for more than one purposes.
Tribune quoted Fazaullah saying, “We wanted to stop the practice of musical evenings that are organised on the occasion of weddings and continue till quite late into the night.”
He said youth participate in them with great zeal and fail to realise that they are not a healthy social activity at all.
The district member said the announcement served more than one purpose.
“First it reformed the large number of youth who participate in these gatherings and secondly, it prevented any attack that could happen since our village is located adjacent to Khyber Agency,” he explained.