Pakistan, UNESCO sign MoU to set up Malala fund

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) Pakistan and UNESCO have signed an agreement to establish Malala fund to support the education of girls in Pakistan and other countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Pakistan's Education Minister Sheikh Waqas Akram and UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova at the UN headquarters in Paris.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who was also present on this occasion, visited Malala Yousafzai a few days ago in a hospital in Britain's Birmingham city where she is recuperating from the gunshot wound.

On Oct 9, the 15-year-old education activist from Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was shot in the head and neck by Taliban militants while returning home by a school bus.




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