Swat traditional caps sales down
The traditional Swat cap was a popular sell among tourists and traders from Raiwand, Lahore and Peshwar. However the recent conflict caused this local business to decline sharply. In this report, local merchants explain that sales are slowly improving but not like it was during peace times.
Village establishes community patrol
The residents of Kabal have formed a lashkar, a group of locals to patrol the village and keep an eye out, in response to the tense security situation. In this report, the head of the lashkar group explains that the people in his community realized the need to be vigilant against militant and others who disturb the peace. He says they wanted to do something to protect themselves and their families.
Residents in Sheen demand more electricity
Local residents say a 50 KV power transformer is not enough to fill the basic electricity needs for the 160 households in Sheen. In this report residents explain that it is not even if power for light bulbs.
2,100 temporary shelters to be built in Charbagh and Galibagh
Community Motivation and Development Organization (CMDO) is working in Charbagh and Galibagh to build 2,100 temporary shelters over the next four month for families who were displaced during the recent conflict in Swat. In this report, the project coordinator explains one bathroom and a kitchen are included in one shelter, and cash can be provided for a mid wall and additional bathroom
Girls’ school never closed, but is rebuilt to the joy of its students
The Government Girls Primary School in Khwazakhela never closed down during the recent militancy in Swat. The school was destroyed but classes continued. Now the school is rebuilt and in this special report, school girls cannot control their happiness express how grateful they are to have a peaceful place to learn.