US President Donald Trump has signed the Malala Education Act, named after Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.
The bill was approved by the US House of Representatives in March last year, but was approved by the Senate earlier this month. After which the US Congress passed the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Bill.
According to a White House statement, under the law, Pakistani women will receive 50 percent of the scholarships in the higher education scholarship program.The bill would direct 50pc of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women, from 2020 to 2022. The scholarships will be available across a range of academic disciplines and in accordance with existing eligibility criteria.