Resurfacing in Swat

Published December 6, 2010
In this image taken on Dec. 2, 2010 a girl attends a vocational  school in  Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army 

offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, life is starting to resemble normal. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 2, 2010 a girl attends a vocational school in Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, life is starting to resemble normal. ? AP
In this image taken on Nov. 30, 2010 Pakistani women from Swat Valley walk in a market in Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, veiled women have started venturing out to shop for food and clothes. ? AP
In this image taken on Nov. 30, 2010 Pakistani women from Swat Valley walk in a market in Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, veiled women have started venturing out to shop for food and clothes. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend school in  Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army offensive that wrested 

control from the insurgents, schoolgirls again flock giggling on the streets of Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend school in Mingora, Pakistan. More than a year after an army offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, schoolgirls again flock giggling on the streets of Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend vocational school in  Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend vocational school in Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 a girl fills colors in a calligraphy at a vocational school in  Mingora, Pakistan. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 a girl fills colors in a calligraphy at a vocational school in Mingora, Pakistan. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend school in  Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 1, 2010 girls attend school in Mingora. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 2, 2010 girls walk past paintings prepared at a vocational school in  Mingora, Pakistan. Most of the 2 

million who fled Taliban oppression and the fighting to oust them have returned. ? AP
In this image taken on Dec. 2, 2010 girls walk past paintings prepared at a vocational school in Mingora, Pakistan. Most of the 2 million who fled Taliban oppression and the fighting to oust them have returned. ? AP

More than a year after an army offensive that wrested control from the insurgents, life is starting to resemble normal in Swat Valley.

Opinion

The rich boys
Updated 22 Sep 2021

The rich boys

Such is the toxic masculinity of these rich boys that no one is safe from it.
Going nuclear
22 Sep 2021

Going nuclear

Australia may regret its ‘forever partnership’ with the US.
Politics’ winged chariot
Updated 21 Sep 2021

Politics’ winged chariot

When others are shifting gears to election preparations, the PML-N is caught in its internal woes.

Editorial

22 Sep 2021

Interest rate hike

THE State Bank’s decision to raise its key interest rate by 25bps to 7.25pc underpins its acceptance of emerging...
PCB chief’s challenge
Updated 22 Sep 2021

PCB chief’s challenge

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has propelled fears of regional insecurity.
22 Sep 2021

No need for secrecy

THE government should not make a mountain out of the Toshakhana molehill. That would only encourage speculation of...
What’s the game?
21 Sep 2021

What’s the game?

Such brinkmanship is being fuelled by incendiary rhetoric as well as inflexible demands of a unilateral nature.
21 Sep 2021

Gas price hike

THE proposed hike of 24pc-37pc in the gas price of the top 23pc residential consumers, who account for 43pc of the...
21 Sep 2021

Green Line buses

AT long last, the first batch of vehicles for Karachi’s Green Line bus project arrived from China on Sunday,...