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Information from arrested militants has helped point security forces to arms caches hidden by fleeing terrorists.

The terrorist group kidnapped an estimated 300 Afghan children from their families to train them to carry out terrorist attacks. Nearly half have reportedly completed their training.

TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah 'is worse than Khawarij' and has done more harm to Islam than non-Muslims have, TNSM chief Sufi Muhammad said in an interview after his recent release from jail.

The initiative is aimed at bringing medical specialists to hospitals in the region, many of which militants previously targeted.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other hospital staff, who are already well versed in treating the victims of terrorist attacks, have updated their knowledge of life-saving emergency techniques.

The local government is encouraging investors with discounts on electricity, land acquisition and other incentives.

The shawl industry, which was nearly wiped out by militancy, is associated with 80% of the population of the Swat Valley village.

The provincial government has started vaccinating infants at birth, knocking down infection rates.

The initiative will raise the status of prayer leaders among society and reduce their vulnerability to extremist recruiters or others seeking to influence them, authorities say.

Police officials are visiting colleges and universities across the province to educate students about the negative effects of drugs on health and society.

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.

Of 473 militants arrested in KP in 2017, 58 had at least two years of university education.

Farmers can make much more money growing saffron than illegal drugs, and doing so has the added benefit of undermining terrorist groups.

Teachers are welcoming the subject matter, which is aimed at helping the younger generation act socially responsible.

The business community has welcomed the step and says it will bring more women into the mainstream.

'These secure vehicles will enhance the operational capability of the police force,' an official said.

With an improved security situation, economic growth in county is speeding up, say observers.