WASHINGTON: Pakistan prime minister’s wife, Kalsoom Nawaz, and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, attended a ceremony in connection with girls’ education at White House on Thursday.

The US first lady, Michelle Obama , while welcoming the guests announced a US pledge of $70 million to help educate 200,000 adolescent girls in Pakistan. She said the money will help build more than a dozen schools, rehabilitate hundreds of facilities, and provide training and scholarships to help Pakistani girls.

Addressing the ceremony, Maryam Nawaz said, "We shall see about making a difference and we shall not rest until every girl is learning and in school. We shall not rest until every mother is confident that her daughter will have a better life than what she had."

Maryam Nawaz further said that Michelle Obama has inspired millions of girls around the world and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, "could not have a better role model."