17 years old Saqiba committed suicide

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A despondent 17 years old Saqiba committed suicide after taking poisonous medicine in Muslim Bagh city after being rejected by school administration of her admission forms to be sent to Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education board for exams scheduled from April 1st.

The dispiriting decision came by the principle of the Inter Girls College Abida Ghos as she refused to send Saqiba’s admission for Intermediate exams. “After the principle behavior and the due dates for form submissions, my sister lost her hopes and committed suicide by taking poison,” Aizazullah brother of Saqiba said.

Dozens of students staged protest against the behavior of the principal of Inter-College Muslim Bagh last August where they urged the provincial government to appoint senior professor in the college.

Saqiba who loved to get education and was raising voice to promote girls education in her impoverish area was leading the student protesters came to Quetta and demanded quality education in her college.

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Pakistan’s Risk Surges to One-Year High Amid Global Turmoil

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Bets are rising that Pakistan will default on its debt just as it starts to revive investor interest with a reduction in terrorist attacks.

Credit default swaps protecting the nation’s debt against non-payment for five years surged 56 basis points last week to 620 points amid the global market sell-off, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s the highest since January 2015 and the steepest jump after Greece, Venezuela and Portugal among more than 50 sovereigns tracked by Bloomberg.

About 40 percent of Pakistan’s outstanding debt — both local and foreign — is due to mature in 2016, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s roughly $45 billion, of which about 4.3 trillion rupees ($41 billion) is in local currency.

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