The Terror of Taliban in Swat
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Swat, led by Mullah Fazlullah, has grown into a meance that now seems beyond control.
Yesterday, the newspaper report said that the Taliban in Swat have issued a list of 47 wanted people, most of them are former or present federal and provincial ministers. They’ve ordered them to appear in their court.
The Taliban in Swat have gained strong control as people from those areas say that they have established checkpoints next to the security forces’ checkposts and no one dare to question them.
The people are subjected to listen to the FM channel of Mullah Fazlullah and every person must have a radio set at home. TV isn’t allowed as from 2004 onwards I have been reading in the papers that local residents, being brainwashed, collectively burn their television sets in Matta and Dir areas.
No one can talk against the Taliban because if they did then they’ve to pay price with their blood. The Taliban don’t even hesitate to kill the women and throw their bodies on the road. Bombing and torching schools (even the boys’ school) or the houses of their opponents are a common act. So are the slaughtering and defacing the dead.
From what we read in the papers and especially hear from the residents of those areas it seems that the security forces have totally failed to nab them. Although people loathe the Taliban but due to fear no one can say anything.
Swat would be called the Switzerland of Asia. It’s worse than hell now!