Malala’s attackers trying to kill Pakistan: Zardari

Malala is a symbol of all that is good about us, says Zardari.

News Desk November 10, 2012



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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Umar | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

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?

Umar | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

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

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