THE peace deal, which the government had struck with the militants in Swat, stands in jeopardy as the latter have announced its suspension for a week after which it could be cancelled altogether, if their already agreed demands were not met. They have accused the army and "some other actors", an oblique reference to the centre, of creating hurdles, while appreciating the provincial government's seriousness in implementing the deal. A senior leader of the ruling ANP in NWFP has tried to calm their fears by saying "all players" are committed to it. The development raises the ugly prospect of turmoil returning to the area. The government should urgently look into the complaint and ensure that the agreement is properly put into effect without the impression of any hitch. It would be a great pity if the opportunity for restoring peace in the beautiful valley were to be lost either for lack of understanding or outside pressure.