Declan Walsh
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/ 26 May 2008

Pakistan makes deal to end violence

The Pakistani government has agreed to withdraw troops and introduce Sharia law in the conflict-ravaged Swat valley in return for an end to Taliban suicide bombings and attacks on government buildings. The peace deal was signed this week by the newly elected government of North-West Frontier Province and representatives of the extremist cleric Maulvi Fazlullah.