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How 'Youth Bulges' Are Reshaping Pakistan and Afghanistan

AliKhan says that harnessing the power of youth is still an underutilized strategy in the region. “In our part of the world and most of Asia, there’s a very hierarchal system where younger people are always told by older people that you’re a young person and don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. “Instead of mentors grooming them and providing opportunities, they stifle them.”