Malala's UN address leaves Twitteratis scrambling for words

Published: July 12, 2013
Malala Yousafzai during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. PHOTO: REUTERS

Malala Yousafzai during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. PHOTO: REUTERS

While Malala Yousufzai addressed the UN General Assembly on July 12, a day which also marks her 16th birthday, Twitteratis took to the social networking website to voice their opinion.

Some hailed her for being courageous and brave for standing up against the Taliban while others called her speech a “made-up act”.

Some called her names and a ‘Western Agent’.

#Malala was also the top most trending topic in Pakistan on Friday evening.

Here are some of the tweets:

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Arshad Khan
    Jul 12, 2013 - 10:59PM

    Malala is a unique single person whose voice for girls education found echo in the west. She is a symbol for the developing world. It is strange as to why so many of her country fellows are so irked by her eminence in the west ?. It is the west that will keep her safe and give her the opportunity to work even more harder for women’s education in Pakistan and the world. Now some of her country fellows, who have done nothing worthwhile, are trying to catch the reflected shine of her glory in Pakistan. Malala has more credibility in the world than many of the illiterate, corrupt, vile politicians and news makers in Pakistan.


  • Ali Tanoli
    Jul 12, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Very powerfull words indeed.. may god bless u Malala


  • Arshad Khan
    Jul 13, 2013 - 4:15AM

    How many potential Malalas, Mohammed Ali Jinnahs, Allama Iqbals, have been killed in schools, colleges, on the streets of Pakistan by the suicide bombers, target killers, militants of political parties, to be lost forever by Pakistan? How many more will die before the people in command of the country”s destiny equate the lives of their own children with those of the nation? There is no dignity to live outside your own country even if you have billions, when there is chaos, anarchy back in land.. What does it take to come to ones senses? We all need answers and there is no time on hand. The stupor of the leaders have to be dispelled.


  • darbullah
    Jul 13, 2013 - 4:20AM

    When a country feels threatened by a 16 year old girl going to school,something is really wrong with that country.


  • javed khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 10:06PM

    dear PAKISTANis and Muslim fellows. i dont know hen we will come of this denial state that west and Jews are against us.who is killing shia tribe in Pakistan , who is doing suicidal in mosques(taliban takes the responsibility of suicidal).if Saudi and UAE can prosper with links with west and using their technology so what is the harm in it.west gave nationality to Muslims but how Muslim countries gave citizenship to Pakistan.what we have achieved in Afghanistan n the last 30 years , we have given orphans and widows to Afghanistan.why we are so much after Islamic law, if you see in details most of practice laws are same as islamic law like justice , social security, much more blood is needed to this religious people.Malala is the daughter of the nation and proud of puhthoons.we need more courageous people like her for representation of true islam and pakistani and puhthoon. salute to you.


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