Posts Tagged ‘Swat’

By VOA News
29 June 2009

More than 50 people have been killed in fighting in western Pakistan, including 34 in clashes near the Afghan border where security forces are searching for the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. (more…)

Read Full Post »

June 18, 2009

A steady increase of civilians with injuries caused by the war are reaching the main referral hospital in Pakistan’s Lower Dir district where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to provide emergency medical care. Coming mainly from neighboring Swat, but also from the Maidan area in Lower Dir, more than 150 war-wounded have been treated since the end of April. At the same time, families from Maidan have been arriving in the two camps for displaced people where MSF is working. (more…)

Read Full Post »

From The Times
June 23, 2009

It was the Taleban’s demand to take the women they had widowed that was the last straw for the residents of Upper Dir. (more…)

Read Full Post »

By NAHAL TOOSI – 1 day ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Civilians who lived under the Taliban’s harsh rule in Pakistan’s Swat Valley may soon be recruited to police the region — with preference going to those hit hardest during the militants’ two-year campaign of terror, a top official says. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Wednesday 10 June 2009

This analysis is written by Samina Ahmed, director of the South Asia Program at the International Crisis Group

When President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan announced an additional $200 million in US assistance for internally displaced persons from Swat, it surely gave some a bit of a political respite for Pakistan’s young civilian government. Faced with three million new domestic refugees as a result of its military action to oust the Taliban from Malakand District, Islamabad could only welcome Richard Holbrooke’s pledge. (more…)

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »