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UNICEF Joins Government of Pakistan in Condemning Attacks on Schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad - 4 August 2018: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joins the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, in strongly condemning the ransacking and torching of schools, most of which were girls’ schools, in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

UNICEF firmly believes that education is a fundamental right of every girl and boy, everywhere. Attacks on schools rob children of their basic right to education and have a devastating impact on their lives. 

UNICEF appreciates that the Government of Pakistan has taken notice and has initiated measures to tighten security at educational institutions.

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For more information, please contact:
Catherine Weibel, Chief, Advocacy and Communication, UNICEF Pakistan Country Office
Phone: +92 51 209 7810, Email: cweibel@unicef.org

A. Sami Malik, Communication Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan Country Office
Phone: +92 51 209 7811, Mobile: +92 300 855 6654, Email: asmalik@unicef.org

 

 
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