LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif defined Malala Yousafzai as a glowing example for women students of Pakistan due to her bravery and audacity.
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He added that her struggle to promote education and eliminate the menace of fanaticism was a beacon of light for students. Shehbaz said Malala had become a symbol of bravery and passion and was the pride of the whole nation. She defeated conspirators in Pakistan and raised a voice against fanaticism during a period of barbarity.
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“Malala is the true face of a modern, tolerant and peaceful Pakistan,” he said. “Therefore, the purpose to celebrate this day is for students to learn from her struggle and expedite efforts to promote female education in the country,” the chief minister concluded.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2017.