Obey us or Face us – A Message to Cellular Companies from Taliban

I have written in Past about the security concerns of Telecom companies, especially after employees of Warid Telecom and Mobilink were kidnapped from Northern Areas. But we are still to see a solid plan from cellular companies and the government to secure these telco employees.

There are several examples in the world where cellular companies hire a specialized security force to protect their assets, employees and their franchises.

I am discussing all this due to a recent notice from Taliban to all cellular companies operating in Northern Areas to obey their rules or face the penalty. This letter was reportedly received at a Mobilink Franchise in Peshawar.

Cellular companies must come up with some solution to this before anything serious happens.

Below is the copy of this letter (Originally posted at Rusted Bytes)

(For those who can’t read urdu, below is the translation, provided by actual poster of this letter)


Telenor, Ufone, Mobilink & Warid (all are telecom companies)

All offices are informed to keep there offices closed on Friday (Holy day of the week for Muslims)

No one will wear pent shirt in office. All females should be stopped from working in offices.

There should be no posters on the walls of the offices. If you don’t pay attention to these details, you will be responsible for your own loss (property or anything).

You are given a week’s time.

Signed (Taliban)

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK