“We received complaints from locals about open showcasing of women’s undergarments, including bras, panties and other materials,” Buner additional assistant commissioner, Zahid Usman Kakakhel said. “Such practices are against the cultural norms and values of the region.”
According to Kakakhel, the shopkeepers also hooted to bring customers at the shop. He said he had personally seen them calling out women to buy their undergarments. The commissioner said, displaying women’s undergarments openly may incite people to create a law and order situation.
Kakakhel had arrested the shopkeepers for “spreading obscenity”. “We have arrested the shopkeepers in good faith because people did not like open selling of women’s undergarments.”
However, the shopkeepers were freed after they assured in the presence of elders that they would not repeat this again.