Ski resort seeks comeback in Pakistan's Swat

Revival of commercial resort shows symbolic signs of normality in area once ruled and destroyed by Taliban.

    Swat Valley was once controlled by Taliban fighters but they were driven out by Pakistan's army in 2009.

    With one rickety chairlift and hopes for a peaceful future, Pakistan's once-bustling and only commercial ski resort is attempting a comeback. It is gradually being revived under the guidance of the Pakistani army guard. 

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Malam Jabba.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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