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March 5, 2019

Minister, Malala Fund reps discuss rights issues

Islamabad

March 5, 2019

Islamabad: The representatives of the Malala Fund met Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here.

They discussed the human rights-related matters particularly for the protection of women and children including human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. The minister apprised them of the initiatives and activities relating to the protection of rights of women and children. She also appreciated the commitment and efforts of Malala Yousafzai for the education of girls, especially refugee children.

The minister also drew Malala Fund’s attention to the violation of international humanitarian laws by Indian forces, including massive human rights abuses and use of pellet guns against women and children in held Kashmir.

Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organisation that fights for girls' education. It was founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and her father, Ziauddin.