Malala Yousafzai and a number of Afghan women's rights activists in an open letter urged the Taliban to 'reverse the de facto ban on girls' education and re-open girls' secondary schools'.
Iran's school curriculum and its textbooks promote hatred and incite violence against Sunni Muslims, non-Muslims and women, say international groups.
The 29-year-old man offers 100 girls free transportation to schools in Peshawar in a bid to promote education.
Many naysayers discouraged Fatima Iqbal from choosing physics, a subject area dominated by men. She has proven that 'females can achieve anything if they work hard'.
The new college is the latest in a series of developmental activities in the newly merged tribal districts.
Various public and private sector projects are proceeding in tribal areas to spur growth and development.
Medical schools in China and Russia are notorious for awarding such degrees to students from countries such as Pakistan in order to pocket hard currency.
The councils are combined organisation of parents and teachers designed to develop the education process and ensure the safety of children.
The Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) seeks to support students from the tribal districts who suffered from terrorism or are disabled, impoverished or orphaned.
The goal of the scholarship programme is 'to enhance people-to-people contacts' between the two countries, according to the Higher Education Commission.