Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the area in early January and expressed satisfaction over the security situation and development efforts.
Suicide bombers, as well as those who support and train them, are traitors against the state and Islam, according to a newly issued fatwa.
Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.
Writers welcome the initiative, which seeks to provide training, a platform and an online network for writers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Authorities are urging the public to avoid donating to such groups and to report any suspicious activity to authorities.