It is still uncertain if the Pakistan army offense in the Swat Valley has succeeded in driving out the Taliban for a long time or is it another venture in which some terrorists are killed only to return the next day? Pakistan military leaders insist they have killed over a thousand Taliban soldiers and are firmly in control of the Swat Valley. However, the main town of Mingora has been badly damaged and most people have fled. There are reports residents are trickling back to the valley which they hope will become secure once again. This operation most probably arose due to stupidity on the part of the Taliban which openly displayed its cruelty to people as well as pressure from the American government to avoid making deals with terrorists.
The future all depends on the willingness of the Pakistan army to fight the Taliban and cease regarding war with India as the number one priority.