Islamabad, Oct 14: Publishers and book sellers in Pakistan are refusing to sell a memoir authored by 16-year-old education activist Malala Yousufzai in the wake of a Tehreek-e-Taliban ban.
A major book selling firm of Peshawar cancelled its ‘I am Malala’ purchase order the day the Taliban decree was published by local newspapers, Dawn News reports.
A sales representative of the company said: “who can dare ignore their words, they will blow us up”.
Massive killings in past few years have left people of Pakistan in a state of fear about Taliban threats.
Another bookseller in Islamabad, which winded up its business in Peshawar in 2011 under pressure from the Taliban, is also not selling Malala’s book. (ANI)