Emeralds shine in troubled Swat Valley | Pakistan News | Al Jazeera

Emeralds shine in troubled Swat Valley

Reopening of mines after decade of violence and neglect brings jobs, investment and hope.

    The Mingora emerald mines in Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley have opened again after years of violence and looting by the now-departed Taliban.

    The re-emergence of the mining industry has brought jobs, investment and a certain amount of hope to the area.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from the Swat Valley.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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