Youth, media urged to work against extremism, terrorism
ISLAMABAD: Local government representatives, civil society, youth and media should work collectively in order to eradicate extremism, terrorism and rising poverty and to establish peach in the country, said speakers on Wednesday.
They expressed these views during a “Lessons Learned and Networking Conference”, organized by Individualland Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) at a local hotel. The conference was attended 120 members of IL-Pakistan from different parts of the country including local government representatives, members of civil society, youth and media persons.
They also said that the country’s future was in hands of the youth so the government should encourage young professionals’ inclusion in the decision making process.
Farhan Khalid of IL-Pakistan said that the main objective of the event was to encourage local representatives, youth and media to work together to counter violence and extremism in the country. “The goal was to counter violent extremism by strengthening the capacity of local institutions to implement long term Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) interventions through cooperative action”, he said.
This networking conference was held to gather all the stakeholders to share their experiences by working together for promoting peace within their community