At the same time, those affected by terrorism and/or war on terror in KPK and tribal areas are equally threatened by the hard-hitting weather which is considered as their utmost enemy. Recently some hilly areas including Neelum and Leepa valleys received first winter snowfall, which increased the intensity of cold in the surrounding areas, including Islamabad city.
“Winters are in fact my favourite season out of the four, and we are planning to take a trip to Murree this season to enjoy early snowfall” said Saira cheerfully, who seemed secure in pretty warm clothes. But only a few blocks away near Chak Shehzad farms, where Saira was seen bicycling, an unfortunate little girl was busy in gathering woods. Describing her activity, Farzana, 10, told that as “the nights are becoming too chilly, the blazing woods are our only shield against cold winds.” Farzana wore a partly torn shirt and was busy in search of planks with a group of children of her age. Farzana’s narration point towards the two faces of winter in federal capital.