People in Swat were fed up of violence. They have heaved a sigh of relief upon the announcement of the peace deal. The day this deal was signed, girls started going to schools. Pakistan government took a positive step, which should definitely be welcomed. The talk of Pakistani nuclear assets falling into the hands of extremist is utter non-sense. Some weapon-manufacturing countries love to keep the pot boiling to sell their weapons to poor nations. They impose wars on us. People of Afghanistan do not see the American forces as their 'liberators'. They see them as aggressors who have no respect for innocent civilian lives. This is true of people in Pakistan too. Peace agreements signed between Pakistan and Taliban did not go well with the Americans who have constantly sabotaged them. You can not blame Taliban for this. -AFFAN SHAH, via e-mail, Lahore, February 19.