Like a daughter: Nawaz says Pakistan needs Malala the most right now

Malala says Wars can't be ended with wars. Instead of soldiers, send teachers.


Web Desk September 25, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says that Malala, like all the Pakistani daughters, is also like his daughter. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while meeting with teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai during a conference on education in New York on Wednesday remarked that Malala, like all Pakistani daughters, was like his daughter too, Express News reported.

Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October due to her writings against them. She then had to leave the country for further medical treatment, and cannot return due to the risk of reprisal attacks.

Nawaz, though, said that the country eagerly awaits her return.

With the country reeling from yet another terror attack, with the latest one a twin suicide attack on a church in Peshawar on Sunday that killed over 80 people, Nawaz said that at this moment Pakistan needed Malala the most.

The premier added that she would be made an ambassador for education in Pakistan.

Nawaz said that his administration is working to improve education in Pakistan, including implementing a uniform education system and working on war footing for ensuring school enrollment of every child. He also promised to double the education budget in a year.

Malala said that education was the only solution to all the problems in the country. "Wars can't be ended with wars. Don't send soldiers, send teachers."

"Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers."

She welcomed a four-fold increase in the education budget but said that more was needed to be done.

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Sincere | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

WHY JUST MALALA? IS SHE AN ANGEL THAT SHOULD NOT RETURN BECAUSE HER LIFE IS NOT SAFE HERE, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES UPTO NOW IN BLASTS? WERE THESE PEOPLE NOT HUMAN OR 3Rrd CLASS HUMANS? STOP DESCRIMINATION, SHE WILL NOT BE A HERO IF SHE DOESNOT RETURN

Jadugar | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

She certainly is the daughter of Pakistan. She escaped death once. Thank God for that, Why would she risk her life again in a country where killing and abduction has become way of life and the Govt. cannot do a darn thing about it. She is better off doing it from outside.

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