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Youth urged to avoid extremism, work for peace

CHITRAL: Speakers at a workshop have urged the youth to avoid extremism and play their role in the society as promoter of peace and harmony.
The two-day workshop on ‘Preventing violent extremism’ was held in University of Chitral for the students of the university and its allied colleges. The main objective of the workshop was to equip youth with skills, knowledge and capacity necessary to take a stronger role in countering and preventing violent extremism.
Prof Ziaul Haq and Additional Superintendent of Police Noor Jamal addressed the students during the concluding session of the workshop and stressed the need for interfaith harmony. They urged the students to work for change in the society as future leaders.
They also gave away certificates to the students, who participated in the workshop. The students termed the workshop informative. They said that after attending the workshop, they were then in a better position to ward off extremism in the society.
 
SMUGGLING: The local leader of JU-F, Qari Jamal Abdul Nasir, has demanded of the government to check smuggling of goats from Chitral to other areas through mountainous routes as it has resulted in shortage of mutton in the district besides increase in its price.
In a press statement issued here, he said that a large number of goats were smuggled to the neighbouring districts of Dir and Swat for onwards transportation to the down districts through the passes of Sheshi Koh and Beori in Drosh valley. Qari Jamal said that the smugglers earned a lot and created shortage of mutton in the district. “Situation will aggravate as Eidul Azha is drawing nearer,” he added.
The JUI-F leader said that smuggling of livestock was on the rise in absence of any check on it. He urged the authorities to take action against the smugglers without any delay.
 
Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2018
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