Taliban Gain Ground, Color on Map
Posted on May 13, 2009
A new map produced by the BBC succinctly demonstrates the weakness of the Pakistan state in combating Taliban militants in the country’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The map shows only 38% of Pakistan’s NWFP to be under government control, while the balance of the region experiences either Taliban presence or control.
Check out a higher-resolution version of the map here.
A map produced by the BBC suggests only 38% of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and surrounding areas is under full government control.
The map, compiled by the BBC’s Urdu language service, was based on local research and correspondent reports as well as conversations with officials.
It shows the Taleban strengthening their hold across the north-west.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari rejected the findings, telling the BBC it was an “incorrect survey”.
The BBC map shows increased Taliban presence and control over the NWFP, a claim disputed by Pakistan’s president.