Nobel Peace Prize: SALU VC congratulates Malala

Published: October 14, 2014

SUKKUR: Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, vice-chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah felicitated Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai. “Malala has promoted a soft image of Pakistan in the international community,” she said, adding that her efforts to promote education and peace, especially female education in Swat and its adjoining areas, deserved great admiration and were a matter of honour, dignity and pride for Pakistan. “Her award is a crushing defeat for extremism and terrorism,” Dr Shah further said. “She has sent a message to the world that the pen is mightier than the sword.”

Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2014.

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  • Shamim A. Sheikh
    Oct 19, 2014 - 5:29PM

    We tend to forget any body who is honoured internationally in any field of life and remember very occasionally only out of necessity rather than choice.So Malala obviously was not aware of our Noble Laureate Abdus Salam .To be fair to her she was not expected to know as she is a school girl despite her prestige and being Ambassador of Peace.She has risen to acclaim such prestigious honours at too young a age and I am disappointed to learn that she has decided to take up politics instead of her previously chosen vocation of medicine.I sincerely hope she changes her mind.We have a problem in our society we go for grandeur and limelight rather than our true abilities or talents.No doubt her status and fame has given her great confidence and she is not without talent.However there are western interests in portraying a certain political twist to the Afghan/Taliban perception to this image. Nevertheless, child prodigies do not always succeed in their later life if they are not truly gifted or sustain their earlier passion. We congratulate her and wish her all the best for her future.

    Shamim.A.Sheikh was honoured to be a Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society this year.


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