According to a news report, an alarmingly large number (almost 90 %) of the suicide bombers are between the ages of 12-18mere teenagers indoctrinated and brainwashed by the Taliban to create havoc in society. The account of such children who were either captured or their families brought them to rehabilitation centers are horrifying as they were subjected to various kinds of torture and drug-abuse to carry out the mission of Taliban. The counseling of such children is not an easy task as the victims often suffer from frequent guilt trips and trauma. A very sophisticated rehabilitation program is needed that gradually prepares these children for life after rehab. The rehabilitation programs for these children must necessarily entail sports and recreational activities along with training in skills for livelihood earning so that they can eventually be a part of the productive workforce. -AHMED ALI, Islamabad, March 31.