Terrorist outfits in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province are recruiting jobless youth by paying them up to Rs 40,000 a month, a Pakistani lawmaker has said.
“Terrorists are luring these youth in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Tribal Areas with ‘salaries’ of 40,000 a month,” said Senator Zahid Ali Khan of the Awami National Party (ANP), according to a report in the Urdu daily Jang Friday.
Khan, the chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Health, made the statement at a meeting of the panel Thursday.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, bordering Afghanistan, has been the most affected by terrorist violence with car bombings, shootings and attacks on police, security personnel and leading politicians almost a daily occurrence.
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