As Pakistanis, we are all very happy to hear about the deal between the government and the TTP (Taliban of Swat). This deal, one thinks, might bring some peace to this beautiful land. But although people have high hopes about this deal, one cannot help worrying that this deal won't last very long. Al-Jazeera TV recently showed an interview of the TTP leader in which he said the Taliban were against the government of Pakistan because 'it behaves as if it is equal to God' and the TTP would stand against whoever claims equality with God. That doesn't give one much hope for peace. -SHAHRYAR KHAN BASEER, Peshawar, via e-mail, February 17.