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

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the area in early January and expressed satisfaction over the security situation and development efforts.

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

'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.

Russia is selling the Taliban advanced weaponry, including laser-scoped sniper rifles, local officials say.

Ongoing discussions began after it became known that the Ansarul Shariah Pakistan militant group is made up of about a dozen highly educated members.

The province has seen the number of terrorist attacks hit a ten-year low, police say, as security personnel step up operations.

More than 17,000 police officers have trained at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's eight specialised police schools.