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February 17, 2009
Pakistan strikes peace deal with Taliban

Pakistan agreed to a peace deal with the Taliban in the area known as the Swat Valley this week, suspending its military offensive and imposing tough Islamic law in that area. Religious experts will now sit in courts with judges to make sure rulings comply with Islam.

The agreement could have implications on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Ahmad Kamal, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations, speaks with Martin Savidge about the impact of the deal on America’s war on terror and on the Taliban presence in Pakistan.

Read what a Worldfocus contributing blogger had to say about the Swat Valley deal: Pakistan adopts Islamic law in Swat Valley.

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[…] Buner district, just 60 miles from Islamabad and adjacent to the Swat Valley, where the government allowed the Taliban to take control early this year in a peace […]

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[…] Pakistani government has been making concessions to Taliban militants in the north of the country, in the Swat Valley, for weeks […]

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Your program is a NATIONAL TREASURE. I think it would be interesting to capture and review Republican comments in congress (both houses), and examine for any real content, other than politics.

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