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Peshawar Spices

peshawar google finding #1:


"Peshawar is the most lively city of Pakistan. (...) The city lies at the edge of the Historic Khyber pass.


Being an important border city the bazaars of Peshawar are the most attractive. There is always a lot of activity going on. There are merchandise from all over central Asia here. Oriental Rugs, Afghan Jewelry, tribal Handicrafts, Wood carving, spices and all kinds of fabrics are available in the city."


peshawar google finding #2:


"The story of the gigantic car bombing of the area between Meena and Kochi bazaars in Peshawar, which killed at least 105 persons, is especially heartbreaking.


Muslim extremists in Darra Adam Khel appear to have planned and carried out the attack, done by remote-controlled car bomb. They had threatened the markets with retribution if they did not forbid women to shop there.


Pakistani extremists often preach ‘char divari’ or the immuring of women– keeping them within the four walls of their homes and forbidding them to go out at all. This idea, typical of Taliban sorts of thinking, is not Islamic and is contradicted by what we know of early Muslim history, in which women played an active and public role. "

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Taken on December 9, 1996