Taliban take over Swat’s emerald mines
While President Zardari extending a begging bowl to every western countrie's head to "fight terrorism", back in home taliban leaders maybe wondering at their luck. They need ask anyone for money. They are the proud owner of emerald mines now.
Only thing left for Taliban is to take over the nuclear facilities of Pakistan. Let us see when that will happen.
TALIBAN in Swat have taken over emerald mines in the area and are operating the business. The mines produce emeralds of international quality and had been under the control of the Pakistani government in the past.
Taking advantage of the recent ceasefire between militants and the government in the region, the Taliban have taken over these mines.
The mines in the Pak-Afghan border region are said to hold the largest known deposits of emeralds in sub-continent of South Asia.
A senior Taliban commander told the BBC that ‘it is for the benefit of the public that we have reopened the mines.’ The commander added that the mines were open for anyone to work in provided they follow the rules laid down by the Taliban.
The emerald mines of Swat are located in the mountains that surround the main town of Mingora and cover an area of nearly 8 kilometers.
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