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Nilofer to hold conference on Swat schools

ISLAMABAD: An all-party ‘Iqra’ conference regarding the protection of female educational institutions in Swat will be held on February 3, Senator Nilofer Bakhtiar said on Friday.

To a press conference, Nilofer said the Iqra conference would evolve a comprehensive joint strategy for curbing incidents such as torching girls’ schools. “Some 200 girlsÂ’ schools had been set on fire in the Tribal Areas and this affected the education of around 80,000 girls in the area,” she claimed. Nilofer asked the media to highlight the grave violation of human rights in the Tribal Areas. She also appealed to religious leaders to create awareness regarding female education as granted by Islam.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/24/2009