ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has contributed US $10 million to the Malala Fund for Girl’s Right to Education established under MoU signed by the government and UNESCO, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Balighur Rehman said on Tuesday.

In reply to a question in Senate, the minister said that US$7 million has been fixed for various projects in the country while the remaining US$3 million has been allocated for border areas of Afghanistan to promote girl’s education and gender equality.

In addition, the minister said that UNICEF provided Rs6.75 million in 2015 to Ministry of Federal Education for support to implement National Plan, conduct workshops to develop a national support base for CFS and improved student learning and other purposes.

Rehman said that GIZ provided technical assistance to Ministry of Federal Education to hold National level Consultative Workshop on Minimum Strands for Quality Education which was conducted two years back.–APP