IT seems like a bad dream whenever we look back, a day with pop up news of deadly shoot on girls in swat. Little girls were on their way back to home with books not guns, Malala was one who got injured as she was the target of Taliban in 2012 attack.
After survival, its Malala’s second visit to Pakistan. Malala fund supported an emergency grant to support relief efforts and the well being of girls and young women in Pakistan , last month.
Malala ‘s today trip is part of Malala fund’s ongoing support for relief efforts. Malala met with Prime minister Shahbaz sharief and foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the sideline of the UN General assembly to discuss challenges to education for million pf children across Pakistan due to catastrophic flood.
Malala has also joined wider calls of emergency aid and called on world leaders to provide funds to protect livelihood in impacted regions. she supported an appeal led by the Disaster Relief Committee, a group of 15 U.K. charities. Which helped raise over 30 euros million for flood relief.
Who is Malala?
Malala Yousafzai is a powerful voice of girl’s education especially in Pakistan. She was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, located in the country’s Swat Valley. At her 15, she wrote for BBC a blog titled, living in Pakistan” when Taliban was threating girls’ education. She is the youngest Nobel prize winner in the world. Malala s survived in attack by Taliban and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. In 2013, she gave a speech to the United Nations and published her first book, I Am Malala.
“How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” topic of her speech on an occasion in Peshawar in 2008. she studied in a school founded by her father Ziauddin Yousafzai.
With a growing public platform, Yousafzai continued to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to an education. Her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011. That same year, she was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.
Yousafzai and her family learned that the Taliban had issued a death threat against her because of her activism. Though Yousafzai was frightened for the safety of her father — an anti-Taliban activist — she and her family initially felt that the fundamentalist group would not actually harm a child. Mentioned in her biography.
“The extremists were, and they are, afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women… Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.”
A quote of Malala from her speech in United Nation.
Pakistan is suffering the deadliest flood this year and this daughter of the soil just arrived in Karachi to pay her country back. Malala fund is not only empowering the girl’s education in Pakistan but also in other developed country of Asia.
Malala and her parents reached Karachi through Qatar Airways’ flight 604 and were taken to her residence under tight security.
The peace prize winner is set to visit flood-affected areas and meet victims after inundation wreaked havoc across Pakistan.
Malala as a daughter of Pakistan always carrying the traditions while covering her head but showing the world the true strength of an empowered women.