Islamabad: A comedian who poked fun at the Taliban’s practice of apprehending thieves and meting out summary punishment to them was kidnapped from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan while he was entertaining guests at a wedding, according to a media report today.
Nisar Khan had recently written a comedic song about thieves being caught and punished by the militants with lyrics like: “Shave my head, paint my face black; Mount me on a donkey and make fun of me.”
Khan was entertaining guests at a wedding at Matani, a suburb of Peshawar, on Monday when around 20 militants entered the ‘hujra’ or guesthouse where he was performing and abducted him, The Express Tribune reported.
The militants told the gathering that they “needed an entertainer urgently”. The incident occurred near a police check point. “The militants took Nisar away, saying they too needed an entertainer on an urgent basis,” a person who was present at the hujra told the daily.