President Asif Ali Zardari issued a message on the International Malala Day on Friday, announcing that the young peace icon “is a symbol of all that is good about us.”
“Malala Yousafzai is fifteen years old. Since she was eleven, she has been an advocate of education for girls. Malala is a symbol of all that is good about us,” he said in statement released on Friday.
“Malala represents the resilience of our girls and women. Her attackers aren’t just trying to kill the Daughter of Pakistan. They are trying to kill Pakistan,” the president said, while urging everyone to act urgently.
“We cannot sit idly by as our children are attacked. We must act. Urgently.”
Furthermore, President Zardari said that to reinforce the idea what Malala represents, the government launched a special “Waseela-e-Taleem” initiative to give free education to children, particularly girls, of poor families in Pakistan. “The more the militants strike, the more we will rebound with determination, defiance and courage. Let there be no doubt or mistake about it,” he said.
The president also expressed gratitude towards UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for urging the international community to observe the International Malala Day.
“The observance of the Malala Day today by the international community is a demonstration of the realisation that the attackers of Malala would not stop at Pakistan and threaten the whole world. It demonstrates the commitment by the world community that no matter what the odds, together we will fight the militants and not let them succeed in their agenda. Malala has transcended from an individual to an idea and the observance today shows that the idea lives on,” he stated.
“I wish to congratulate Malala Yousafzai, her parents, and all those who fight for the cause for which Malala stood,” President Zardari said while hoping for Malala’s early and complete recovery.
“The mission of Malala is fated to succeed,” he concluded.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2012.
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There also is drons attacks why are Indian people not saying anything about that if they really love pakistan? hy do they not stand together with us and shouting against US drones?
Dear Bisplab Bhattacharya I agree with you. But what about Indian armys killings in Kashmir where massive graves have been founded? It's ver funny that many Indians like to see a strong pakisan but in another hand there army and government are trying to destabilize Pakistan Exampel in the case of balocistan. We have founded India agents and many foreign hands to help people with independent
People of Pakistan should now stop all kinds of breeding grounds for any kind of terrorists.Its a beautiful country with beautiful people. I firmly believe 90% Indians love Pakistan.We want to see a strong and healthy Pakistan. Had its administration not helped the terrorists to breed there Malala case wouldn't happened. Nothing can be won with blood shed .All of south Asian countries should realized this truth . Of course we've problem that is richer going richer poorer going even poorer.Mazhab means performing duties,contributing at lest something to society. awraten ma bahen bhi to hoti hain, unhe hum agar unke haq ko nahi dete hai to hum alla tala ke sath dhokadhari karte hain.Malala hamare liye ek mishal hai. She is the greatest daughter of our sub continent.I've 2 sons kash Malala mery beti hoti, God bless Malala.Get well Malala you've to make millions and millions Malalas in this sub-continet
Zardari ji I think you should try to see a cross the country many people is dying because they don't have food your government is not doing enough to help the poor people. You are a corrupt leader. You were not elected by the pakistani population but with the help of united states therefore no one won't you to be a president and you don't representative pakistan! If you want to do pakistani a favour then plz shut the politics.
Its not PPP but Malala's attackers who are trying to kill Pakistan. I don't believe.
finally! i hope that same sense will prevail over them when they talk about Kashmir next time.
"malalas-attackers-trying-to-kill-pakistan-zardari" Then would you like to explain Zardari what are doing and what the solid and permanent steps/measurements are you taking to control the terrorism and to ensure and increasing the Pakistan's and its nation's security and protection from the terrorism and bomb blasts except of yours own and the other ministers' and bureaucrats' in Pakistan except taking the temporary steps????? And what about the killings of tribal areas' innocent and sinless Pakistanis by the US' drones' strikes????