The barbers who fled the Taliban

This is an article about those who fled the Swat valley, but from a very different angle:

There are about seven barbers in Rangmala, a camp for displaced people which is a couple of kilometres from Malakand Top.

Although they want to go back home once the Taliban have gone they are relishing the chance to work without being threatened.

Shaukat Ali came to the camp from Mingora.

On Sunday he shaved his first client for eight months.

He says that there were about 100 barber shops in Mingora and they all were ordered by the Taliban to immediately stop shaving off beards as it was un-Islamic.

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