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HILAL-E-PAKISTAN FOR DG UNESCO

Islamabad-President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday conferred the award of Hilal-i-Pakistan upon Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) during a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President conferred the award on Ms. Irina Bokova in recognition of her services for the people of Pakistan, supporting Pakistan in various UNESCO fora and activities, promoting Pakistan’s cultural heritage and Indus valley civilization and assisting the country during natural disasters.

UNESCO APPLAUDS PARLIAMENT ON APPROVAL OF RIGHT TO EDUCATION BILL 2012

Islamabad - 16 November 2012: Mandated to support and coordinate the achievement of Education For All (EFA) goals, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today organized an event to congratulate the members of the National Assembly for getting the bill on right to Free and Compulsory Education passed. This bill guarantees free quality education for approximately 70,000 out-of-school children in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). Last July, the Bill known as "Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2012" was passed by the Senate.

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