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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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Bulls Reenter PSX: The KSE-100 Rises More Than 886 Points

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As the market surged more than 800 points in the early morning trade, bulls grabbed control at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

During the first trading session, the benchmark KSE-100 index increased by 886 points to 61,350.48 points.

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Mian Aslam of PTI petitions PHC for transit bail.

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Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

According to specifics, the PTI leader entered a petition at Peshawar High Court, claiming that the plaintiff was charged in nineteen separate counts.

The petition asked the court to provide PTI candidate Mian Aslam transit bail so that she can run for chief minister of Punjab.

Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, including Mian Aslam Iqbal, the party’s nominee for Punjab chief minister, had already proclaimed their absconding in the May 9 case.

According to specifics, on May 9, the Lahore anti-terrorism court heard a case involving the setting of containers on fire at Kalma Chowk. The judge declared 11 PTI candidates to be absconders.

Azam Swati, Zubair Niazi, Murad Saeed, Hamad Azhar, Imtiaz Sheikh, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Mussarat Iqbal Cheema, Jamshed Cheema, Hamid Raza Gilani, and Siyad Khan are among the PTI candidates.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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