ISLAMABAD (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday said Pakistan needs a Marshall Plan to fight militancy through socio-economic development, education and employment. Talking to Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Advisor to shadow British Minister on National Security David Cameron, the President said international community should devise a marshal plan for building Pakistan's capability to fight the militants through a massive programme in under-developed tribal areas and rest of the country. He said that more than half of over 170 million people of the country were young men and women under the age of 25 years with expectations to enter into a productive job market. He said their frustration with the current socio-economic and unemployment situation was a breeding ground for social unrest and militancy in the country. Matters pertaining to bilateral relations and situation in the region came under discussion in the meeting that was also attended by Robert Brinkley, UK High Commissioner and Salman Bashir, Foreign Secretary. Pauline Jones said that Pakistan's response to Mumbai attack was encouraging. The British High Commissioner said that in spite of the worldwide recession and economic downturn the UK had decided to fulfill its commitment to double the development assistance to Pakistan.