PAKISTAN

Taliban Mayhem Has High Price

Pakistani officials are passing around the pan to help with the fallout from their anti-Taliban offensive. The U.N. has asked for $543 million in aid for the 1.6 million people displaced by the Taliban who are in suffering in camps outside of the Swat Valley. Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani recently chaired a donation conference and has so far raised $224 million from the international community. “There is an urgent need for a joint and comprehensive response to this issue by all those who are committed to fighting terrorism,” Giliani said. “We need to do something concrete and visible.”