PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has announced a Youm-e-Dua (Prayer Day) on Friday for the early recovery of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban.
Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told the media on Thursday that all mosques in the province have been requested to hold special prayers for Malala after Friday prayers. The prayers will be held for Malala’s “complete” recovery, he added.
“I say complete recovery because when the brain is damaged, there are a lot of possibilities of disabilities even if the life is safe… So I appeal for prayers for the complete recovery of Malala and her injured friends,” he said.
The shooting of Malala on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities. The K-P government has also offered a reward of Rs10 million for anyone who identifies the attackers.
Two of her school friends were also injured in the attack, carried out as retribution for Malala’s campaign for the right to an education during a two-year Taliban insurgency in Swat that the army claimed to have crushed in 2009.