>> From Taliban target to a new tourist attraction in Pakistan. This resort use to attract western diplomats and wealthy businessmen, until it was destroyed nearly 10 years ago by militants who declared skiing quote unIslamic.
w, gun fires been replaced by the crunch of snow on the slopes and wave of locals are flocking to a rebuild resort looking to try something new.
>> I have not seen snow before take about, I'm much this.>> Tourist officials proudly sell this place as the Switzerland of Pakistan but there are differences. Here there's a strict no booze policy and the security guards carry weapons.>> We can't compare with the other. It will take a lot of time but at least it should be accessible.
They should be placed, leave a decent place for people.>> Militants still carry out attacks in parts of Pakistan. But a new middle class itching to travel is luring a wave of investment. Not far from the ski resort is the City of Mingora where the Taliban once hang their enemies from power lines.
Today a luxury hotel is shooting up, complete with a mini zoo. Some still hope to draw in foreigners with the taste for adventure like this crew of skiers. Joining a competition hosted by the resort last month, a breathless local media hailing it as the first of its kind.