Swat deal has empowered Taliban to impose its draconian ideals on terrified populace

March 7th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad, Mar.7 (ANI): The Swat peace deal between the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government and the good Taliban was seen as a step towards peace and prosperity in the valley.
The nine-point peace accord struck between the NWFP government and the Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) was aimed at bringing the years long extremism in the region to a halt.
Later, the accord was transformed into a 17 point understanding between both the sides.
The new development in the deal has empowered the TTP operatives to act as moral police and vigilantes to check corruption, vulgarity, and eradicate prostitution, and pimps from the region.
The latest acceptance of the 17 point has proved that the government has completely fallen into the hands of these radicals, as the Taliban would now be free to impose their own values through an extrajudicial system of vigilantes.
An editorial in The Dawn, raises serious questions over the deal. It sees the deal as a breather before a final assault by the security forces on the extremists who have a advantage in the region, but the objective and ground realties about the deal are still not clear, because the region is now considered dangerous for the media especially after the brutal killing on Musa Khan Khel.
Whether the government is trying to prevent the expansion of the Talibani rule in the rest of the country by surrendering its writ in Swat to the terrorists, or planning a massive offensive, it has to act before the monster spreads to other parts of the country or across its geographical territory. (ANI)

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