Peace had been declared in Swat at the expense of the writ of our state. Let me elaborate, the militants of Swat have just declared a 10 day ceasefire in their region in which they have fought the Pakistan army to a standstill and have agreed to this ceasefire on the assurance from the Pakistan Government that Shariah will now be the law of the land in Swat.
So what have we gained from this ceasefire? Stoppage of the bloodshed I guess and the return of Swat to perhaps a peaceful state.Â However we have also left the implementation of this shariah law in the hands of people who may chose to do with it as they want. As in using it for practices like forced nikahs, stopping the movement of goods stopping women from going out, killing people without a beard etc etc
Thus in short the government of Pakistan has abandoned Swat to the wolves, and our esteemed politicians are more than happy crowing about the saving of lives and what not, going on about their bandwagon long march with no goal in sight.
How about if all the parties got together and march to swat to show solidarity with the people of that region, but why would they do that? What moolah can be made in Swat eh??? So who cares about it?? Lets see if we adopt the same stance when they come down to Isloo To me the scoreline now reads.