Business and union leaders in the Pakistani region of Swat Valley are warning unemployment could force many jobless people towards joining the Taliban.
The area, which was briefly ruled by the Pakistani wing of the armed group, is struggling to mend its economy after years of conflict.
Government promises to revive industries like silk making with subsidies have failed to materialise.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Swat Valley.
Source: Al Jazeera