Following the announcement of activist Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Prize, twitterati took to the social media network to congratulate the youngest Nobel Prize winner.
She was also termed as the ‘pride’ of Pakistan by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Ahmed Shah, Malala’s school teacher and uncle, told AFP: “Malala is a pride for Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan,” referring to the country’s insurgency-wracked northwest province.
“She raised her voice for the injustices in a society where women can’t even speak.”
Ayesha Khalid, who was at school with Malala, added: “It’s not Malala alone winning this award, the girls of Pakistan have won it.
“Malala is the light of our eyes and the voice of our heart.
“She has proved that you can’t put a halt to education by blowing up schools”.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan also congratulated Malala.
” Education for women is Pakistan’s top priority and I am glad she won an award for it,” Imran said.
Some of the congratulatory tweets can be viewed below:
Pakistan ki baiti,aman ki safeer,Malala yousafzai, humien tum par naaz hai!Our national heroine won Nobel Peace Prize! Pakistan Zindabad!
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) October 10, 2014
Congratulations Pakistan and India, so happy to see you share the prize
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) October 10, 2014
Congrats;#Malala becomes 2nd Pakistani to win coveted Nobel prize.Except for terrorists,all Pakistanis want their children in school
— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) October 10, 2014
Proud of you Malala . You have done us all proud.
— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) October 10, 2014
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf congratulates Malala Yousufzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, 2014.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 10, 2014
— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) October 10, 2014
Just can't stop smiling today! Thank you Malala for your courage, generosity and grace.
— Moni Mohsin (@moni_butterfly) October 10, 2014
Malala and Satyrathi teach us the value of education and win the Nobel Prize for Peace. JG
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) October 10, 2014
Kailash&Malala remind us of Pak & India's common goals. Let's accept & embrace each other,let's hold hands& conquer dreams!Let's win tgther!
— Alizeh Iqbal Haider (@AlizehIHaider) October 10, 2014
Congratulations 2 Malala 4 winning Nobel Peace Prize.As a Pakistani & a woman Malala has made us all proud.2nd Nobel 4 a Pak.Dr Salaam 1st
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 10, 2014
— Lotte Leicht (@LotteLeicht1) October 10, 2014
Malala Yousafzai's life is a journey of immense grit & courage. I congratulate her on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 10, 2014
An achievement to celebrate and be proud of for each and every Pakistani. A bright moment in dark times. Well done, Malala, well done.
— Nadeem F. Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) October 10, 2014
— Tony Blair Office (@tonyblairoffice) October 10, 2014
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) October 10, 2014
— Herman Van Rompuy (@euHvR) October 10, 2014
— AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) October 10, 2014