2.4 million people who were affected by the military offensive by Pakistan Army against Taliban are now waiting for the completion of the offensive. These are people who have been displaced from their home and living in camps in bad conditions. On the other side Pakistan Army is busy cleaning up their cities from the Taliban Militants.
As army have taken back the control of most areas, although operation will be now completed in months but the local residents will be given the chance to get back to their homes. Still they will have to face some other problems, which include unavailability of life’s basic needs like water, electricity, gas and food probably. As the whole communication and transportation system is badly affected, this will affect the people most.
Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Ather Abbas told in a media briefing that although Pakistan army have taken control of most of the areas of swat but they will have to find out the hideouts of Taliban and will have to crush them. This thing can take about two more months, as they are not taking any more chances and committed to clean up the Taliban militants fully.
He added that about 1 year Pakistan army will stay in the area, to have all the control and to stop the militants from retaking control and to prevent them from coming again into the areas from outside.
It was stated ealier by the defense ministry that the operation will be completed in just few days but now that does not seem possible and Pakistan Army will have stay in the area for quite a longer time period. Also according to official sources about 1300 militants and about 85 soldiers were killed in the area for last one month.
Despite the false and unconfirmed reports going around earlier the exact number of kidnapped students and staff is turned out to be 80. Pakistan army have recovered 79 of them, leaving one of them behind with Taliban.
This operation was done in Guryum area, which was about 20 KM away from that college students of which were kidnapped. Ramzak where college is situated, as this area comes in those areas where Taliban have still good control, so they had easily kidnapped students and staff.
Army had planned a special operation to recover the kidnapped people, for this they face strong resistance but finally they successfully recovered those who were kidnapped.
According to details, about 300 students, teachers and their relatives who were traveling in shape of convey in north waziristan were kidnapped by Taliban this Monday. A driver successfully escaped and the students told the people who kidnapped their fellows and teachers are Taliban militants.
They added that the number of people who are kidnapped are around 300. Additionally in two m0re such incidents students and cadets have been kiddnaped by Taliban in two different areas.
After securing Mingora curfew was already eased in Mingora, now curfew is eased seven other towns of swat. As in war zone there were some people who were caught in their homes, this opportunity will help them in getting out from their homes and go for a normal life again. As as the curfews eased now people from camps also can start getting back to their own homes.
The towns where curfews were eased include towns of Bahrain, Madyan, Fatehpur, Khwazakhela, Matta, Alpurai and district of Shangla. Although easing up the curfew will help area residents a lot in moving freely and coming back to normal life routine but this will come up with some risk of militants targeting people.
As the operation continues, army secures more areas and wipe out more militants, curfews in other areas are expected to be easen up and people will then be allowed to get back to their areas.