In a first, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has secured a prestigious honorary fellowship from Oxford University's Linacre College.
This feat makes Yousafzai the first Pakistani to receive the honour, according to the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP).
The education activist now hails among the list of renowned figures including Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, and the first Speaker of the National Assembly of the Parliament of South Africa Dr Frene Ginwala.
At the ceremony, the 25-year-old Malala Fund co-founder recalled visiting her friends at Linacre College, and prised the influence of the OPP.
Yousafzai said that the OPP's dream became a reality to transform the lives of Pakistani students and serving as a beacon of hope in Pakistan.
On April 18th, 2023, @Malala was awarded a prestigious honorary fellowship by @UniofOxford's @LinacreCollege The ceremony was attended by the Principal of the College, University Professors, and Fellows of the College. @TJPirzada @ZiauddinY @AdeelMalikOx pic.twitter.com/tPbz0QGW5u— Oxford Pakistan Programme (@OxfordPakistan) April 21, 2023
Principal Dr. Nick Brown praised Malala's efforts, and noted, “Malala is globally recognised for her extraordinary work in support of women’s education, particularly for those from the least advantaged backgrounds.”
Brown also highlighted that the relationship between Linacre College and the OPP was bolstered by awarding an honorary fellowship to Malala.
Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai, also present at the occasion, was elated to watch his daughter break records. "It is a huge honour for my daughter to receive this recognition. I could see the joy on Malala's face when she received the honour, and as a proud father, I am extremely happy for her. I know that she will use this opportunity to further expand her work and collaborate with others to find solutions to the challenges in access to education for girls," he said.
Dr Talha Jamal Pirzada, a Linacre College fellow and co-founder of the OPP, added that the OPP has become a beacon of hope for thousands of Pakistani students aspiring to pursue higher education at top institutions worldwide.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|