The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was blown up by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised Pakistani valley.
Malala Yousafzai visits her former home in Mingora city of the picturesque Swat Valley for the first time since 2012 when she was shot by a Pakistani Taliban gunman.
Located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the scenic Swat Valley is referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Pakistan.'
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