Pakistan: Islamists' posters threat

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BBC
Islamic activists in Multan, in the Pakistani province of Punjab, have threatened to burn down posters featuring images of women if city officials do not remove them within two days.
On Friday, the activists smeared three billboards put up by multinational companies in the city with black paint. Also on Friday, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) officials suspended three senior policemen for failing to act against activists who smashed billboards carrying photographs of women two weeks ago. The incidents came four days after NWFP voted to introduce the hardline Islamic Sharia law.

WLUML adds that such kinds of "anti-obscenity" drives have been a regular occurance over the past twenty years and seem to take place whenever extreme right-wing politico-religious groups feel the need to raise their public profile and thereby claim political space.