Swat Residents Try to Make Life as Normal as Possible 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Amid news of the Pakistani government’s arrest of another Taliban leader and a suicide attack in the volatile Swat district this month, residents here are bent on making the most out of a life that has been returning to as close to normal as possible. Since the Pakistani military reclaimed control of … Continue reading “Swat Residents Try to Make Life as Normal as Possible¬†“

Swat Refugees Scared, but Terrible Camp Life Forces Them Home

PESHAWAR — Civilians who fled the Malakand region in northwest Pakistan after the army launched operations against the Taliban, are starting to trickle home. On Wednesday, the government said 2,885 families have returned to Swat and Buner. "Yes, we are going back to our home because life in the camp is miserable," says a schoolteacher … Continue reading “Swat Refugees Scared, but Terrible Camp Life Forces Them Home”

Down and Out in Shah Mansoor

In Pakistan’s Swabi district, a bumpy road leads to Shah Mansoor, a small village surrounded by farmland. Just outside the village, uniform-size tents are set up in hundreds of rows. The sun bares down on the Shah Mansoor camp which has become a temporary home to thousands of displaced Pakistanis from the Swat area. In … Continue reading “Down and Out in Shah Mansoor”