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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Middle-class Pakistani students set sights on Chinese education and jobs

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Middle-class Pakistanis flocking to learn Chinese When Misbah Rashid taught Chinese 30 years ago, few signed up. Today his department has more than 200 Pakistani students, increasingly attracted by the prospect of an affordable education and a job. For decades, a foreign education was the preserve of the richest who could afford the stratospheric cost of sending their progeny to Oxford or Harvard ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... States today branded the incident “heinous”, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denouncing “unjustifiable acts against women around the world, especially ¡§violence that occurs ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Malala takes campaign for girls' education to the UN

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mingora Teen shot by Taliban takes her campaign for the right to education to the UN on her 16th birthday Malala lifts a veil of fear for girls of Swat valley ... the Taliban gunman who shot her on a bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley on October 12 last year. "I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PAKISTAN

    Academics worry about Islamisation at top Pakistan university

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by AFP

    ... to wait for his students to return. At Quaid-i-Azam University, rated the best public university in Pakistan, this is an everyday reality across all academic departments. The university grants ... in educational institutions and Arabic and Islamic studies were made mandatory for all students until university level. Additional marks were given in exams to students who learned the Koran by heart. ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US seeks to shore up relationship with Pakistan by releasing US$300m aid

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 11:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Congress is asked to unblock aid as Nawaz Sharif visits Washington US reviving security assistance to Pakistan The US State Department has asked Congress ... of restarting security assistance co-operation after implementation was slowed during the bilateral challenges of 2011 and 2012," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban attack on teen education activist sparks outrage

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... to an education during a two-year Taliban insurgency in Swat that the army claimed to have crushed in 2009. But as she spent a second day in intensive care questions are mounting about how the attack ... the valley before the army intervened. She was just 11 then, and her struggle resonated with tens of thousands of girls denied an education by Islamist militants across northwest Pakistan, where ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Malala Yousafzai eyes politics to ‘change the future’ of Pakistan

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education, said on Monday she hoped to become ... dialogue with the Taliban, although she said this was an issue for the government. I will be a politician in my future. I want to change the future of my country and I want to make education ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov rights prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Malala has become a global icon of the struggle for girls’ education and peace Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan’s teenage activist, on Thursday was awarded ... for girls’ education and peace. Nothing changed in my life, except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born Malala Yousafzai In her courageous recovery from ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prayers in secret for Malala's Nobel prize

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... survived being shot by the Taliban on October 9 last year, has become a global ambassador for education, feted by celebrities and politicians around the Western world. But in northwest ... society is like a bicycle, with the male education as the first wheel and female education as the second one," she said. Beautiful verdant Swat Valley was once a honeypot for tourists, ...

  10. News - World - PAKISTAN

    New Taliban leader, Mullah Fazlullah, rejects the idea of peace talks

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 02:51am by Reuters

    ... schools. Malala, who openly criticised the Taliban and campaigned for women's right to education, is a symbol of everything he has been fighting against. Outraged by the Taliban, the then-11-year-old kept a blog under a pen name and later launched a full-fledged campaign for girls' education. Fazlullah's men shot and wounded her last year, instantly turning Malala ...




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