Thursday, December 22, 2016

SHC plea seeks inquiry into utilisation of $70m education grant

A request of looking for an investigation into use of a multi-million-dollar US give for a venture to instruct Pakistani young ladies was recorded in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday.

Solicitor Bisma Naureen told the court that US First Lady Michelle Obama had declared an instruction program titled 'Let Girls Learn' in a joint effort with the Pakistani government.

She said the USAID venture would give $70 million to new and progressing USAID programs that advantage more than 200,000 youthful young ladies matured somewhere around 10 and 19 years the nation over.

She included that the program was declared last October amid an occasion at the White House, where Premier Nawaz Sharif's little girl Maryam Nawaz was likewise present.

The solicitor asserted that Maryam had abused the workplace of the head administrator in spite of being Maryam Safdar. She communicated anxiety that the give could be abused.

She told the court that she had kept in touch with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Ministry of Finance for leading an investigation into usage of the $70 million give however her demand was disregarded.

Refering to the back service, the PM's secretary, NAB and Maryam as respondents, the applicant asked for the SHC to guide the responsibility department to lead an investigation into usage of the give and make fitting move if Maryam abused it.

As per USAID, 'Let Girls Learn' is another entire of-government activity to guarantee that juvenile young ladies get the instruction they merit.

Declared in October 2015, 'Let Girls Learn-Pakistan' would look for chances to cultivate open private associations and team up with other improvement accomplices to propel young ladies' instruction and strengthening.

The program would serve as a stage and impetus for more extensive political and social duty to reinforce pre-adult young ladies' training and strengthening in Pakistan.