Sunday, 12 July 2009

Swat - A Forgotten Battle

The domination of Pakistan's Swat Valley by Islamic militants was never very far from the news until the news of the Pakistan military operation became 'stale' and,possibly, because the operation proceeded quite smoothly.

More than two months after the military operation began, there is hardly any talk about either the success of the military operation or its human fallout in the form of 'Internally Displaced Persons' or IDPs. However, a recent article in the Straits Times did a useful job in trying to quantify the cost of the 'War on Terror' paid by Pakistan.

Please see my comments published in the Straits Times on July 8, 2009:

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