A letter from Swat

Saturday, January 10, 2009
This is in reference to a news report by Rahimullah Yusufzai in your newspaper on Jan 5. I am a resident of Swat and Mr Yusufzai has very rightly expressed the current law and order situation under Taliban control.

We, the people of Swat, are totally dependent on the sympathy of the Taliban as no security person can be seen around. We are forced to listen to their FM radio channel because it is the only source of information available. As far as control of the Taliban is concerned, one can’t dare talk against them even inside one’s house. Anybody found doing against the desire of the Taliban, his name is aired on the FM channels throughout the district the next day. Defaulters are cautioned by name and informed that their names have been entered in ‘the list’.

Khalid Khan

Mingora, Swat

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One response to “A letter from Swat

  1. What sad state of affairs. the law enforcers are never around when you need them

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