WASHINGTON:(APS)Oct 23,2015-Mrs. Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif and Mrs. Mariam Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with the First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama at the White House today.
On this occasion both sides announced a new partnership Let Girls Learn (LGL Pakistan) to promote girls education in Pakistan that intends to benefit 200,000 young girls.
Under LGL Pakistan, both sides committed to closely work together to expand opportunities for the education of young girls in Pakistan and women empowerment.
Mrs. Michelle Obama warmly welcomed the Mrs. Sharif and Mrs. Mariam Nawaz Sharif at the White House. She announced an initial funding of US $ 70 million for LGL Pakistan program.
Ms. Mariam Nawaz Sharif in her statement thanked Mrs. Obama for her support to strengthen Pakistan’s education sector and highlighted the policy priority being accorded to increasing female literacy in Pakistan. She emphasized the firm commitment of the Government to implement the policies of the Government as envisioned in the Vision 2025.
LGL Pakistan is part of the global LGL program, announced by President Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama to help create more education and growth opportunities for the underprivileged girls.