KHYBER AGENCY: Residents of the scenic Tirah Valley await compensation a year after a military operation in their villages ended.
They claim to have returned to houses which had been razed to ground. “Business has suffered. Many of us don’t have houses to live in anymore,” said a resident.
The valley was held hostage by Taliban militants for over a decade. From 2005 till 2015 residents lived amid fear for their lives and property.
In 2013 the military launched an operation in the valley before which the area was vacated of peaceful residents. They were repatriated in tent villages on the outskirts of the valley.