The Punjab government is hiring more than 4,000 guards to deploy at public schools across the province, authorities say.

The Citizens Foundation is building 141 Schools for Peace in defiance of violent extremism and in memory of the Army Public School martyrs.

The improved security situation enabled authorities to re-open a college in FATA that had been closed for 7 years because of militancy.

Local officials hope to bring peace to the region with the opening of FATA University.

Security arrangements were reviewed and enhanced after the summer break.

The University of Peshawar's Criminology and Forensic Science Institute will help control crime and militancy, analysts say.

200 more are coming to militancy- and calamity-stricken areas, KP government says.

The provincial government is committed to provide education to all, officials say.

'Education breeds confidence, confidence breeds hope and hope breeds peace,' one teacher said.

More than 22,000 schools and 1,800 other sensitive buildings in KP have been connected to the emergency alert system.

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