Swat Is Finally FREE!

Dancing girls of Swat back in business

Everyone is celebrating…
Dawn: Dancing girls of Swat back in business

The Nation: Dancing girls of Swat back in Business

Daily Times: Dancing girls of Swat back in business

Arab Times: Pakistan dancing girls of Swat back in business

🙂

But what is most interesting is why is this “victory” being celebrated once again? Does our army need “morale” build-up? Wasn’t it six months ago the very same headlines flashed across the papers

Pakistan’s dancing girls return after Taliban defeated in Swat Valley

Let me quote here the last part of the article (all these papers are reproducing the AFP piece as if ordered to do so):

The man whom the sisters call father keeps stern watch. Before crossing the threshold, AFP journalists waited in the street while a messenger went up to check they were invited.

There are 10 to 12 dancing girls in this street. Strangers are not allowed to come here. You can only come through a references [read: pimp],” says Shabana.

Even her true identity is doubtful. She uses the same name as her murdered cousin. “People just look at our flesh, they don’t care about our names,” she said softly, by way of explanation.

(Thank you Samar Minallah! Thank you for your great success as a Human Rights Activist! The girls of Swat thank you!)

Interestingly this was on 14 Aug 2009, Pakistan Day.
“Pakistan ka mutlab kiya?
Lahol Wala! Lahol Wala?”

Or maybe:
“Pakistan ka mutlab kiya?
Hur taraf kanjri, dhoond dalla!”


😛

Another interesting thing to note is the picture Dawn uses. Specially note the caption:

Where women outside cloak themselves in dupattas, Swat's dancing girls go without headscarfs and their readiness to even shake hands with men seems shockingly intimate in Swat. – File Photo

Are they saying what I think they are saying: Wearing Dupatta = “cloaking” yourself = BAD; No headscarf, “intimately” shaking hands with men (and screwing them for money) = GOOD!??

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3 Responses to “Swat Is Finally FREE!”


  1. 1 Observer April 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    “Swat’s dancing girls go without headscarfs and their readiness to even shake hands with men seems shockingly intimate in Swat.”

    Exactly such acts the baboo(n) class accepts as “liberation”.

    Btw: I believe there was no peace august 2009 just like there is no peace now………it doesn’t matter what the print media is asked to write. Any one with a little bit of sense can read between the lines i.e all is NOT well.

  2. 2 Observer April 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    It’s also “interesting” that the baboo mouthpiece (DAWN) doesn’t address the real issue.

    “Shabana is 24 and has already been working for nine years. A thick crust of dead skin lines her feet. Shabnam is now the one in the limelight.”

    Who forced her into this dirty business, when she was only 15. I doubt she made that decision by herself.

    And here is more on how they are “protected” in this environment.

    “In Pakistan, dancing girls are born into the trade. Shunned by mainstream society, daughters have no option but take up the family business when their mother’s beauty wanes, or in this case when Shabana’s mother died.”

    But off course Dawn will not take up the real issue.

  3. 3 Observer April 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    “The man whom the sisters call father keeps stern watch. Before crossing the threshold, AFP journalists waited in the street while a messenger went up to check they were invited.”

    uhuuh….How bad these Talibans are. These women traders can’t even do their business “honestly”..


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