KARACHI (Agencies) - Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman has said the government will reopen destroyed girls' schools in the Swat Valley from March 1 despite a ban on female education imposed by the local Taliban. This follows a threat last month by a local Taliban commander to kill any girls attending classes after January 15, and to blow up schools where they are enrolled. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Information Minister Sherry Rehman vowed to keep open all girls schools in Swat and North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). "From March 1, all closed schools in Swat and NWFP will be reopened after the winter break," she said. "We will try to give the girls confidence. We have to show them a ray of hope." "The non-state actors are challenging the writ of the government in the name of Shariat, but Islam does not allow to close down women's schools," she said, pledging to provide full security. According to a private TV channel, Sherry, however, made it clear that non-state actors would not be allowed to challenge the writ of the government. She said the government had information that some elements were using FM radio stations for waging their propaganda campaign in the tribal areas. The government would close all such radio stations, she stated. To a question, the Minister said the PPP's alliance with the Awami National Party (ANP) was not only on political terms rather it was based on ideology. She assured that both parties would soon normalise law and order situation in the NWFP. The scenic area of snow-capped mountains, once a popular tourist resort, has been rocked by a violent campaign being waged by radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah, who has links to Pakistan's Taliban movement. His followers have blown up 168 schools, including 104 for girls, since security forces launched an operation against militants in the region in 2007, an Education Ministry official told AFP last week. The valley has more than 600 state-run schools, in addition to the 400 private schools.