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Spending for education to be doubled by Government

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Obama's Office announced on Thursday that Pakistan has agreed to double spending for education, from two per cent to four per cent of GDP by 2018.

In return, the First Lady on Thursday announced a $ 70 million additional contribution to educate adolescent girls in Pakistan.

Her office said that Pakistan would also be more female teachers.

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Earlier on Thursday, the First Lady welcomed Mrs Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif and Ms Maryam Nawaz Sharif to the White House. The two visiting dignitaries to the official residence of the US president to express their support for Mrs. Obama's program, the "Let Girls

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