Malala attack: Zardari orders provision of medical care to other two injured

Published: October 13, 2012

President enquired about the health of Shazia and Kainat who were travelling along with Malala. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday asked the concerned government authorities to provide free medical care to the other two students who were injured in the Taliban attack on Malala Yousufzai.      

Presidential spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Zardari enquired about the health of Shazia and Kainat, who were travelling along with Malala when their school bus was attacked by the militants.

Zardari praised the children for continuing with their education despite threats.

He added that these children represent the true face of Pakistan. “They are a national asset and had raised collective national consciousness against militants and extremists,” he said.

The president also called for a report on the injured’s condition.

Reader Comments (12)

  • Usman Ilyas
    Oct 13, 2012 - 3:56PM

    Finally after 4 days they have diverted their attention to the other two students… May they, along with Malala, also get well soon, AMEEN!!

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  • Much Amused
    Oct 13, 2012 - 3:58PM

    Thank you Mr. President.
    Now how about asking your party to go after all kinds of taliban and extremists and eliminate their curse on your nation? Make it the duty of each party worker.

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  • Polpot
    Oct 13, 2012 - 4:47PM

    The Civilian Military Divide
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Malala is under Military treatment but these two girls under Civilian care:)

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  • Thoughtful
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:07PM

    Why is the press naming victims who are moreover children?

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  • Ehsan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:21PM

    So healthcare is to be provided on the directives of President? This only happens in Pakistan

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  • S K Afridi
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:25PM

    I am sure Malik Riaz, the owner of Bahria Town will bear all the expenses on the treatment of three Swat girls, on behalf of his benefactor Mr. Zardari.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 13, 2012 - 6:51PM

    It is political brownie points earned by this President, why he has to jump in to facilitate for the other two innocent young girls, it is the responsibility of the local and provincial governments, they are not doing their job. What about thousands of people who has died in the terrorist attacks, did the President facilitated anything for them. My heart goes out to these innocent brave girls and we as Pakistanis should be there for them,keep these corrupt governments out of it, THEY FAILED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SECURITY TO MALALA AND NOW GETTING THE PRAISES LIKE IT IS THEIR MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING ON THESE UNFORTUNATE GIRLS. This government is most incompetent and corrupt to the core, so people see through them.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 13, 2012 - 7:14PM

    President on duty ……..

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  • saeed
    Oct 13, 2012 - 8:20PM

    Please people stop spreading hate or being sarcastic Let appreciate good thing.
    If there is a rule that only those people have right to complain who really pratically done some thing for Pakistan . Than I am sure there will be zero comments.
    Just remember this goverment first one to give recognization to this girl , make her hero. And now they provide the medical facilities

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  • Hamid Hassan Khan
    Oct 13, 2012 - 10:26PM

    Good Show PPP….Recommend

  • zakaria mohammad
    Oct 14, 2012 - 12:06AM

    I’m so proud of our generous President Asif Ali Zardari!

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  • Imtiaz
    Oct 15, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Pakistan in her 63 years of Existence had almost 40 years of Army rule and democracy as I would put it was never given any chance and when it was, we labeled it ‘sham democracy\’ without ever thinking of consequences,it took Pakistan at least decades back, back to square one with nothing in hand, having to call foreigners to run our economy with actions that later slit the Economic throat of country herself, having to invite a war which initially wasn’t even ours but we still fought. 63 years of Pakistan’s history is nothing compared to world’s other successful nations, It took America 200 years herself to be where she is today, The history is in front of us, America was never a democracy, was in fact initially the same feudal society where gangs, ethnicities, personal grudges, territorial control of certain regional economic places was everything, followed by the period of Neo-feudalism to which I believe Pakistan is suffering from as well. Now the question is if US took 200 years to gain this status, how we can get in hardly 25 years of trembling democracy. Pakistan needs much more time have a well, strong and dynamic democracy.Recommend

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