Sophie McNeill travels to the remote tribal regions of
north-west Pakistan, to see how the country's new civilian government
is coping with the Taliban insurgency.
Despite the Pakistani army's seemingly determined efforts to root out the militants – they're making little headway.
The fighting is fierce and has already claimed the lives of around 1,500 Pakistani soldiers – three times the number of American soldiers who have died fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The troops are also accused of using excessive force - killing innocent civilians and displacing over half a million people.
On air: 15th February 2009