Once popularly known for its breath-taking beauty, the valley of Swat has suffered from some complex crisis situations over the last couple of years at the hands of the militants. The rise and reign of militancy in Swat had several adverse ramifications. It took a heavy toll on the people and area. Tourism, a previously thriving business, withered away due to insecurity and upheaval. The once mesmerizing valleys of Swat lost its charm and appeal in the eyes of the world.