K-P government announces Youm-e-Dua for Malala on Friday

All mosques have been requested to hold special prayers for Malala’s complete recovery, says information minister.

Afp/web Desk October 11, 2012

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.


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Dr V. C. Bhutani | 8 years ago | Reply

@Hello1: No. Allah is punishing Pakistan and Pakistanis for the acts of terror which the State and Government of Pakistan have sponsored against much of the rest of the world for long.

Hello1 | 8 years ago | Reply

The Noble Koran say in:

[7.Surah Al-Araaf : Ayah 55]

"Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for God loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds."

Everyone from the so-called leaders to the man in the street must reflect whether we have trespassed beyond bounds. Why is this country always in the "eye of the storm"? Are we being punished for the actions of the corrupt, inefficient and incompetent coterie which is currently in power?

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