Pakistan’s undeclared war by Zaffar Abbas
BBC correspondent in Islamabad writing in late 2004:
For Pakistan’s powerful military and the rugged Pashtun tribesmen, the South Waziristan region, near the border with Afghanistan, is a virtual war zone.
The vast mountainous region remains out of bound for non-locals. Journalists have been barred from the area, and the main town of Wana looks like a military garrison.