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Psycho-social, economic impact of floods on women can’t be overstated: Malala Yousafzai

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  • Malala hopes int’l community, country leaders continue to provide emergency aid. 
  • She urges federal and provisional govts to accelerate response.
  • Says govts should ensure people get resources they need to survive.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was in Pakistan to visit the flood-stricken areas, said that the psycho-social and economic impact of the climate-induced floods especially on women and girls cannot be overstated. 

The 25-year-old girls’ education activist visited Dadu where she interacted with the female flood victims and she listened to their plight due to the climate-induced calamity.

Taking to Instagram, Malala talked about girls and their education being affected due to the calamity, hoping that the international community and country leaders continue to provide emergency aid to the flood victims and ensure girls safely return to school.

“This week, I returned to Pakistan to visit communities and hear from young women and educators impacted by this summer’s devastating floods that destroyed an estimated 24,000 schools. Half of those were in Sindh,” she wrote. 

Talking about her visit to Pakistan, the Nobel laureate called the destruction “astounding”, saying that some of the villages are still submerged. 

“People are waiting for their homes, schools, hospitals and shops to be repaired and reconstructed. And the psychosocial and economic impact, especially women and girls, cannot be overstated,” she added. 

She also announced that her organisation Malala Fund has committed emergency grants to local organisations in Pakistan to support flood relief.

Urging the federal and provisional governments to accelerate response, Malala said that they need to ensure that people get the resources they need to survive and return to their lives and educations.

Quoting a flood victim Sohaila, who wanted to go to school, Malala said that she hopes the leaders will to Sohaila and every girl like her.

During her visit to Pakistan, Malala visited camps in rural Sindh province where she met with women who have fled their submerged villages, describing them as “very brave”. 

She also expressed her concerns over the impact on education, with two million children missing classes and 12,000 schools damaged.

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Today, IHC will hear Qureshi, the founder of PTI,’s arguments against his conviction in the CCI case.

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The PTI founder and Shah Mehmood Qureshi will appeal their convictions in the cipher case to the Islamabad High Court today (Tuesday).

The hearing will be conducted by a division bench that consists of Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Chief Justice Aamir Farooq of the Islamabad High Court.

The attorneys will present their arguments regarding the appeals against the sentencing during the hearing.

However, Bushra Bibi, the wife of the PTI founder, has filed a petition to have her medical examined, and this plea will also be heard today.

Bushra Bibi’s application will be considered by Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb. The petitioner has voiced her concern that the food she was provided was toxic.

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CM Maryam wants a thorough plan for the development of Murree.

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While co-chairing a meeting with party leader Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif asked for a detailed strategy for the development of Murree.

To maintain cleanliness and protect the environment, the chief minister ordered a ban on plastic use in Murree and other popular tourist destinations.

She inspected a possible location in Murree for the building of a cutting-edge hospital. In addition to looking for a plan for the upkeep and filtration of the current water scheme, she gave her general approval to a water supply project that would carry water from the Jhelum River to Murree.

During the discussion, a prohibition on cars entering Murree was discussed. Maryam gave the order for the contemporary tram and cable car services to begin operating so that parking could be done safely in Murree. During the meeting, a plan to give permit cards to cars entering Murree was also discussed.

The chief minister gave instructions to make sure every building has parking. She gave the order to locate any illegal structures in Murree and to dismantle them right away. Additionally, the ultimate strategy for removing encroachments in Murree was accepted. In addition to banning all unlicensed stands in Murree, it was decided to turn the bus stand back on.

Maryam Nawaz gave the order to turn New Murree, Kotli Sattian, and other nearby places into substitute tourist attractions.

She gave the order to build clean, highway-style restrooms in Murree.

She also gave her approval for the creation of the Parks and Horticulture Authority for Murree, as well as Solid Waste Management.

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ATC revokes the arrest warrants for Khadija Shah

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In relation to the arson case at Jinnah House, the anti-terrorism court issued an arrest order for her.

Judge Arshad Javed issued an arrest order for Khadijah Shah because of his non-appearance in court.

After being granted bail by a local Quetta court, she was released from prison on December 28.

In relation to attacks on Jinnah House, Askari Tower, and setting police cars on fire, she was taken into custody.

In connection with a cybercrime case in which she posted messages on social media to incite people against the army during the May 9 unrest, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) also made an arrest of her.

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