Pakistani premier praises Malala’s efforts for girls' education
NEW YORK – Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday met the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly session.
PM lauded the 25-year-old activist for her efforts on social issues, particularly for her work related to advocacy of girls’ education at the international level.
The premier also commended the collaboration of Malala’s fund with the ministry of education to promote girls' education in the country while the two also discussed the destruction caused by the recent floods.
PM met @Malala on the sidelines of UNGA today.He expressed his admiration for how Malala has inspired and become a symbol of hope for millions of people around the world.Both discussed challenges posed by climate catastrophe to education of millions in Pakistan. #PMShehbazAtUNGA pic.twitter.com/sIfDrTd699— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) September 23, 2022
PM Shehbaz expressed his special concern as unprecedented floods and challenges affected education for millions of young children.
The Pakistani activist reiterated her commitment to promoting girls’ education and expressed sorrow over the loss particularly the destruction of educational institutions caused by the huge deluges after monstrous monsoons.
She also shared the development on Twitter, saying “We are calling on the international community to ease debt pressure and provide immediate humanitarian support.”
I also shared my concern about the reappearance of Pakistani Taliban in my hometown of Swat Valley & other parts of KP province. Our people cannot face more terrorism & displacement — they need protection. The right to seek justice & live in peace belongs to everyone in Pakistan.— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) September 23, 2022
“The floods destroyed tens of thousands of schools, leaving hundreds of thousands of children without education. Humanitarian aid must include funding for emergency schooling, especially for girls,” she added.
Furthermore, Malala, who was attacked by militants, also discussed presence of Taliban in Swat and other parts of northwestern regions. “I also shared my concern about the reappearance of Pakistani Taliban in my hometown of Swat Valley & other parts of KP province. Our people cannot face more terrorism & displacement — they need protection. The right to seek justice & live in peace belongs to everyone in Pakistan,” she wrote.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|