Youth

The opening up of the tribal area represents a victory against militants and an opportunity for economic development, tribal elders say.

More parks will be set up in other former tribal districts in the coming months, officials say.

The Good Citizen Initiative focuses on the goal of 'ethical, informed and participatory citizenry' for youth attending schools and universities and for post-graduates.

Extracurricular activities help make tribal girls more confident and point them towards a brighter future, say educators.

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

Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.

The short film promoting education for all children was produced by a 5-year-old boy from Peshawar.

One measure that authorities are taking is administering blood tests on all students in the province on an annual basis.

'Investing in youth will ensure a bright future for Pakistan,' said Shafeeq Gigyani, a youth activist from Peshawar.

The organisation aims to house, educate and rehabilitate 1,000 children, up from the present 130.

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