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Girls’ Right to Education programme launched

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ISLAMABAD: The government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) have launched a three-year programme to provide quality education to girls, especially in the country’s more remote areas. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Girls’ Right to Education programme on Thursday, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur […]

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Burka Avenger bags Best TV Show title at Asian Media Awards

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MANCHESTER: Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s pioneer animated series, has won the Best TV Show Award at the Second Asian Media Awards held in Manchester on Tuesday evening. Created and directed by singer Aaron Haroon Rashid and produced by Unicorn Black Studios, Burka Avenger first aired on Geo Tez TV channel on July 28, 2013. The series, […]

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HRCP dismayed at Panjgur schools’ closure

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LAHORE: Dismayed at the forced and continued closure of schools by militants in the Panjgur town of Balochistan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) sees this as the latest sign of extremism gnawing at the vitals of the country. A statement issued by HRCP on Monday said a previously unheard of militant group, Tanzeemul […]

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KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

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PESHAWAR: The Taliban militants’ fear continues to hinder the launch of girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s book in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government had stopped the launch of ‘I am Malala’ in Peshawar two and half months ago in the wake of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s threat of attacks against bookshops selling the book. “We’d reached […]

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I am Malala

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THE launching of Malala’s book ‘I am Malala’ by Peshawar University was stopped by the provincial government. It is being criticised by many, including Imran Khan, on the ground that it amounts to curbing freedom of expression. Launching of a book is simply a ceremony. Disallowing it does not mean “curbing the freedom of expression”. […]

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Girls’ school blown up in Charsadda

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CHARSADDA: The militants damaged a girls’ school at Risaldar Killay in the limits of Sardheri Police Station on Saturday night.It was learnt that explo-sive devices planted by suspected militants at the Government Primary School at Risaldar Killay went off at night, causing damage to boundary wall and two rooms in the school.After the explosion, the […]

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Girls’ education stressed for reproductive health

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KARACHI: “Girls in our village are now educated and trained on a number of matters which, though so basic to life, were never addressed by their parents. These issues are related to our bodies, reproductive health, women’s rights and gender,” said on Tuesday a participant in a programme held to share the experiences of a […]

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Taliban stop students from going to schools

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Pazir Gul MIRAMSHAH: Irritated by blockade of main artery of Miramshah in North Waziristan, the local Taliban Shura issued a ‘decree’ on Monday barring boys and girls from going to schools near the Cantonment area until security forces removed the barricades. The Hafiz Gul Bahadur-led Shura warned parents not to send their children to five […]

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Publishing Malala’s diary

RECENTLY I read a book, ‘The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank’. The book is actually an edited version of the diary by a Jew, teenager Anne Frank, who secretly kept a diary from June 12,1942, to August 1, 1944. Initially, she wrote strictly for herself. But after a radio announcement of publishing the […]

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Civil awards for Parween Rahman, Malala’s friends

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari approved on Friday civil awards for Dr Parween Rahman, a human rights activist and director of the Orangi Pilot Project who was recently murdered in Karachi, and Shazia Ramzan and Kainaat Riaz, school fellows of Malala Yousufzai who survived an attack by militants last year. Sitara-i-Shujaat will be conferred posthumously […]

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Malala resumes schooling

LONDON: Malala Yousufzai returned to school on Tuesday for the first time since she was shot in the head by militants in October for campaigning for girls’ education. The 15-year-old said she had “achieved her dream” and was looking forward to meeting new friends at the independent Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, central […]

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NA passes resolution against hindrance to girls’ education

By: Muhammad Anis ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on the last day of its sitting on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning any act or practice that hinders the girls’ education. The resolution, moved by Dr Attiya Inayatullah, stated that such acts be considered as criminal offence. It called upon the coming National Assembly to […]

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Honours list

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Still only 15-years-old, Malala Yousafzai, whose face is now familiar to the world as a symbol of struggle against the Taliban and as a crusader for the right of all girls to education, has been nominated as one of 259 candidates in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The award is possibly the […]

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‘Education of flood affected girls on stake’

SHAHEED BENAZIRABAD: The Forum for Human Rights Pakistan has said that 5,000 girls would remain out of schools as the Education Department has miserably failed to rehabilitate damaged schools in the area even after two years of floods and rains. Speaking to the local community in a gathering arranged by District Governance Group (DGG) members […]

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