SWAT - Senior Australian Strategic Studies lecturer at Deakin University of Australia Dr Claude Rakisits arrived at Swat on two-day official trip.
Dr Claude wants to write a book on the history of Swat. Talking to this correspondent, Dr Claude said he loved the eye-catching sceneries of Swat valley, especially its mountains and cool atmosphere. He said the natural beauty attracted tourists. Meanwhile, ISPR, Malakand division, spokesperson Col Arif Mahmood arranged a briefing about Pakistan Army activities in the area. On the occasion, Col Nasir stated that they had plans to conduct a minor operation in Swat in May 2009, but the militants resilience was heavy that was why Pakistan Army had decided to launch a major operation. He said they addressed the militancy in the valley, following which floods hit it and washed away basic infrastructure.
He added that they completed rescuer work and also done rehabilitation in the area. Later, Dr Claude Rakisits appreciated the role of Pakistan Army in the.