Interview with ICRC
In this interview with ICRC’s Sitara Jabeen, the organization’s efforts to provide food, clean water, medicines, power generators, seeds and economic assistance to nearly 1.7 million people in Swat. The ICRC works in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
Hair dressers and barbers re-emerge in Swat
With the restrictions on shaving beards and showing hair relieved as the militancy in Swat ends, barbers and hairdressers are once again back in business. In this report, a local barbers explain that times are still tough, but at least their trade is once again acceptable.
New officers take their oaths with Matta Bar Association
The judicial system is gradually being restored in Swat after the militancy, as new officers take their oaths with the Matta Bar Association. The judicial system had nearly collapsed during the militancy, but in this report, noted politician and former bar association president Afzal Khan Lala describe how courts are back in session.
Campaign launched to clean up two streams in Mingora
Lasoona, an NGO in Mingora, recently undertook the task of clearing two streams of solid waste. In this report, the chief of the municipal council explains that the resources could have been used to do a better job on just one stream.
Man in Samai Bala shares his story of loss
In this narrative piece, Humayun Khan talks of his life growing up in Quetta and eventually returning to Swat. He started his own business but it was hit by missile fire during the recent militancy and his son was killed in the attack. He lived in an IDP camp and recently returned to Swat, but has no way to start his business again.