PESHAWAR: While the world celebrated Malala Day on July 12, the provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) paid tribute to the teen’s fight for female education on Thursday.
In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (Safma), Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said the amount allocated for education in the budget has never been small but previous governments have not utilised it properly. He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will form committees that will take stern decisions to improve the education system.
“The nation is proud of Malala’s struggle and will observe Malala Day next year,” Yousafzai added. The seminar titled “Education for All, a dream or a reality” was also attended by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, advisor for social welfare Mehartaj Roghani, former caretaker minister Mairaj Humayun, former provincial minister Aneesa Zaib Tahirkheli and members of the civil society.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2013.