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Women cricketers relocate match amidst concerns of extremism resurging in Swat

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Despite a recent ban by Charbagh elders, women cricketers were able to hold a match in Kabal tehsil. Activists and experts in Swat express concern over rising incidents of extremist elements challenging rights and freedoms of girls.

Rights Watch | 3 Oct 2023

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Man Arrested for Forcing Girl into Ghag Custom Marriage in Kohat A man was apprehended by the Jarma police on Monday after he declared his...

Voices Against Harassment: The University of Swat Controversy

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Following a unanimous decision, the University of Swat grants 16 formerly suspended students the opportunity to sit for exams. Their suspension arose from their proactive stance against sexual harassment, inspired by recent incidents in other educational institutions.

Rights Watch | 6th September 2023

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Attack or accident? Blasts in Swat CTD compound kill 17

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Residents of Swat rallied against the incident on April 24, where 17 people were killed rejecting police claims of it being an accidental explosion in a Kabal police station weapons cache and maintaining that it was a militant attack instead.

Political parties hold massive peace march in Swabi

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A Pakhtun peace march was held by political parties in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the rise in terrorism incidents in the province.

Won’t let Swat spiral back to terrorism, cry protesters

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Thousands of people in Swat have taken to the streets in protest at rising incidents of attacks, demanding the government take meaningful steps to prevent the scenic tourist valley from falling prey to violence again.

Violence rises in Swat Valley again

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Hundreds protest in Swat valley against the rise of violent militancy in the city after a school bus driver was killed and a female student injured on Monday.

No threat of Taliban reemergence, or resurfacing of Abdul Aziz: Rana Sanaullah

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"Nothing is happening at Lal Masjid. Nothing ever happened at Lal Masjid". Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah responds to the reemergence of Taliban in Swat and Maulana Abdul Aziz in Lal Masjid
Rights Watch | 17th August 2022

Rights Watch | 17th August 2022

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Pakistan’s Global Hunger Index ranking low Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide have listed Pakistan amongst the top 25 countries facing food insecurity, however noting some improvement...