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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... student sitting on top of a shipping container with her cousin, a banker. Khan also wants Sharif to step down, accusing him of rigging last year's elections. Sharif's party won ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani student who died stopping suicide bomber hailed as local hero

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Hundreds of people praise and commemorate bravery of 17-year-old who blocked attacker from nearing his school People in Pakistan are praising a teenage boy who residents and police say died this week while trying to stop a su ...

  3. 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 ... in Britain and the US. The British government says that overall, 20 per cent fewer student visas were issued last year, compared to 2011. The independent Institute of International Education says ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Shot schoolgirl Malala inspires Pakistani students

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar The courage of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has renewed Pakistani students’ determination to learn despite the poor state of the country’s education system, ... alone, according to officials – two on Wednesday in Mohmand tribal district and two more in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The provincial government says more than 700,000 students have been affected, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PAKISTAN

    Academics worry about Islamisation at top Pakistan university

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

    ... Gohar Abbas Academics fear Islamisation at top university The Pakistan studies lecturer is in mid-flow when his students stand and rush for the door- his class interrupted yet again ... 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    World cheers Malala Yousafzai, but Pakistanis ambivalent

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 08:28pm by AP

    ... obscured, scramble out and dash into the building. The school made no plans to recognise the anniversary, although children in other parts of the country did. Teachers and students are afraid. Even ... but automatically their heads turned toward Malala. He raised his pistol and fired and fired again. One bullet hit Malala on the top of the head. Two other students, Shazia Ramazan and Kainat Riaz, were ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Horror of child abuse finally out in the open in Muslim Pakistan

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... and murder of a 23-year-old New Delhi student in December that shocked India. What makes the reports in Pakistan especially notable is that they have emerged at all, reflecting a broader awareness ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    25 die in Pakistan bus, hospital bombings

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors. Militants had earlier blown up a historic building ... targeting Shiite Muslims, and the student victims were members of a women's university popular with the minority community. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said the bus bomb killed 14 students ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    UN chief in Pakistan amid Kashmir tensions

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 05:05pm by AFP

    ... with Malala Day last month he will meet with students in Islamabad to discuss efforts to promote and expand quality education for all,” a UN statement said. The day was declared in honour of Malala ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Malala Yousafzai defies Taliban to take world stage

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... at conflict like Syria. “Students and teachers across our globe are intimidated and harassed, injured, raped, and even killed. Schools are burned, bombed, and destroyed,” said Diya Nijhowne, director ... “Western education is a sin” – broke into a secondary boarding school and killed 41 students and one teacher before setting fire to the building. According to Ban’s annual report on children ...




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