SWAT VALLEY

  • I am Malala: Story of the 16yrold who stood against Taliban August 1, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...
  • Girls in Pakistan defy Taliban by going to school July 13, 2013

    In most places around the world going to school is not a life and death situation, but it is just that dangerous for many girls in Pakistan. With the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in focus after her UN speech yesterday, CNN's Saima Mohsin visits the Swat Valley to see what's...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK March 20, 2013

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • Malala Yousafzai goes back to school March 19, 2013

    London: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education in her country, on Tuesday defied her attackers by returning to a school in Britain, where she underwent several surgeries. "I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going...
  • Pakistan: 103 dead, 270 injured in series of bomb blasts January 11, 2013

    A series of six bomb blasts in two Pakistani cities left over 103 people dead on Thursday and over 270 injured. Twin suicide attacks that were a few minutes apart ripped through Balochistan's capital Quetta while the second attack was in Swat valley where the explosion took place in the...
  • UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for Malala November 9, 2012

    London: Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 15yearold is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot...
  • Malala continues to make steady progress: Doctors October 22, 2012

    London: A week after Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, was flown to UK for specialised treatment, she continues to make steady progress and is in a stable condition, her doctors said on Monday. "Malala continues to make steady...
  • Pakistan activist Malala is stable: UK doctors October 21, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is "stable" following her sixth night in hospital, doctors treating her said on Sunday. "Malala is stable in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham following her sixth night under the care of Queen...
  • US senators seek action against attackers of Malala October 20, 2012

    Washington: A group of 14 top women senators has written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai are brought to justice. "We believe an attack against Malala represents an attack against all women across the world...
  • Malala is stable, moving her limbs: Official October 18, 2012

    London: Doctors on Wednesday claimed that 14yearold Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is moving her limbs more often. They also said that her condition is stable and she is responding well to her treatment. However, no details have been made public yet about the extent of her head injuries. Malala was...
  • Pak announces top civilian bravery award for Malala October 17, 2012

    Malala Yousufzai, the teenager who was shot for taking on the Taliban, is set to receive Pakistan's highest civilian bravery award. Meanwhile, the 14year old continues to undergo treatment in a UK hospital. Malala has not undergone any surgery since leaving Pakistan on Monday. Doctors remain optimistic about her recovery. Meanwhile,...
  • Malala has a 'good chance of recovery': UK doctors October 16, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, in a serious condition after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has a "good chance of recovery", British doctors said on Tuesday. Fourteenyearold Malala was secretly transferred to Britain from Pakistan in an air ambulance on Monday for specialist treatment, including...
  • Malala attack: 3 brothers of Taliban commander arrested October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani security agencies have arrested three brothers of a senior Taliban commander from Swat during a raid for alleged links to the nearfatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who is still on ventilator in hospital and making "slow and steady" progress. The suspects, who were arrested on Saturday...
  • 'Malala's condition satisfactory, vital organs intact' October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, was still on ventilator at a top army hospital, though her condition was satisfactory and her vital organs were "intact and working properly", the military said on Saturday. The condition of 14yearold Malala, who...
  • Pak girl who dared Taliban injured in militant attack October 9, 2012

    Islamabad: A 14-year-old Pakistani girl, who emerged as an unlikely champion of peace in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat, was seriously injured when a suspected militant attacked her car in the country's restive northwest on Tuesday. Malala Yousufzai, the first recipient of Pakistan's National Peace Award for Youth, was hit...
  • Pak girl nominated for international peace award November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: One of the bravest girls in Pakistan, who as a 11yearold wrote about the Taliban banning girls' schools in the picturesque Swat Valley and missing watching her favourite Indian serial 'Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat', has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize. Malala Yousufzai, now 13, was a...
  • Pak never closed doors on Taliban: Zardari August 7, 2010

    London: Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday he's willing to consider reopening negotiations with the Taliban in his country, a statement that came amid a flurry of criticism that some elements within Pakistan remain sympathetic to the extremist group. Zardari told The Associated Press that his country had never...
  • Taliban leader Fazlullah killed: report May 27, 2010

    Islamabad: Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said on Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who headed the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley, was reportedly killed along with six of his comrades in the Barg Matal district...
  • Watch: Cinema back in Pak's Swat valley November 9, 2009

    In the Swat Valley where the Pakistan military claim some success in their fight against the Taliban, a strong sign of life bounces back to normal as there is the reopening of a cinema hall in Mingora. ...
  • Pakistan begins offensive against Taliban, alQaeda October 17, 2009

    Islamabad: More than 30,000 Pakistani soldiers launched a muchawaited ground offensive in an alQaeda and Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border early Saturday, officials told The Associated Press the nucleararmed US ally's toughest test yet against militants aiming to topple the state. The offensive in South Waziristan follows months...
  • War on terror may escalate coup chances in Pak October 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Is Pakistan heading for another military coup. Pakistan watchers in India are cautious but believe the tensions between the army and President Zardari are growing. Former diplomat G Parthasarthy says, "It is clear that the bill will lead to differences between the government and Army." The army doesn't like...
  • Pak identifies, arrests man in Swat girl flogging case October 4, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Saturday said they have identified one of the Taliban militants seen in a video of the public flogging of a girl in the restive Swat valley, an incident that had shocked people around the world earlier this year. Ameer alias Chota Aftab, who was allegedly involved in...
  • Pakistan suicide bombing kills 17 police recruits August 30, 2009

    Mingora (Pakistan): At least 17 police recruits were killed and over 40 others seriously injured on Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a police training centre in northwest Pakistan, the Online news agency reported. The incident took place in Mingora city, the capital of Swat Valley in North West Frontier...
  • Pak Taliban chief Fazlullah may be dead: report July 2, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah may have been killed during an operation in the restive Swat Valley, a media report said on Thursday. The security forces had traced a phone call of Fazlullah, who was giving directions to his commanders for conducting more attacks, the News International quoted sources as...
  • Pak claims victory, says Taliban ousted from Swat June 29, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistani soldiers are clearing the last pockets of Taliban in the Swat valley, the military said on Monday, while security forces stepped up their assault on the Taliban headquarters in South Waziristan. The Swat offensive was launched two months ago after Taliban fighters thrust towards the capital, raising alarm both...
  • Baitullahs close associates arrested in Karachi June 24, 2009

    Karachi: Five close associates of TehrikeTaliban leader Baitullah Mehsud have been arrested from a heavy populated residential area of Karachi. A senior police official confirmed that the five were close friends of Baitullah Mehsud. They were involved in robbing banks, committing other crimes and sent the money to their leader. "The five were...
  • Imran fears for Pakistan, slams US for diktats June 14, 2009

    London: Pakistani cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan fears that the military operation against the Taliban in Swat could backfire and fuel extremism and terror attacks in the country. "Pakistan is on a suicidal course," Khan was quoted by Online news agency on Sunday as saying. Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf party, criticised...
  • Peshawar hotel blast: CCTV footage shows 3 attackers June 11, 2009

    Peshawar/New Delhi: Pakistan woke up to the horror of another terror attack on Tuesday night when a suicide blast left the fivestar hotel Pearl Continental in ruins in Peshawar. Three attackers, captured on CCTV footage are seen shooting their way through the gate of Peshawar's Pearl Continental Hotel. They stormed...
  • Taliban hand suspected in Peshawar hotel blast June 10, 2009

    Peshawar: An explosion at Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar on Tuesday night has killed at least 11 people and left the fivestar hotel in ruins. It's the seventh attack in the city since May, when the military began operations against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. The blast is a chilling reminder...
  • Pak renews announcement of bounty on Fazlullah's head June 9, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday renewed the announcement of a bounty of Rs 50 million on the head of Maulana Fazlullah, Taliban commander in the restive Swat valley as troops were reported to be closing in on his hideouts. The government issued an advertisement in the country's leading newspapers that it would...