Nasimullah is a young boy from Miranshah, North Waziristan who lost his one leg in a landmine explosion. His only heartache is that he is no more able to play with his friends. While there is no official data on casualties caused by landmine explosions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including erstwhile FATA agencies, unofficial accounts put the number between 5,000 and 10,000. Planted largely by militants, these landmines have largely affected children, youths and women, mainly those engaged in agriculture, live stock and wood collection activities. While Pakistan army is busy in clearing twin Waziristan tribal districts of landmines, the temporarily displaced persons from these areas still find it difficult to return to their home towns. More details in this Saga video by Abdullah Malik.


The threat of landmines in KP

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