CHITRAL INCIDENT: UNICEF condemns attack on girls school

No injuries were reported as the school was not open on Sunday


APP October 03, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a primary school at Arandu village in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. The small building, located in the Chitral district near the border with Afghanistan, is said to have been partially destroyed by an improvised explosive device.

No injuries were reported as the school was not open on Sunday. This recent attack comes less than two months after a dozen schools, most of them for girls, were ransacked and torched in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district.

“Every girl and boy has the right to education, everywhere. The destruction of schools has a devastating impact on the right to education and leaves long-term implications for the growth and healthy development of Pakistani children,” said UNICEF’s Pakistan Representative Aida Girma.  

Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2018.

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