Malala is Pakistan's pride, says PM Nawaz
12 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called Malala Yousafzai the pride of the nation.
In a statement, the prime minister said Malala was an asset for the country.
The prime minister stated Malala had made the nation proud at every forum, adding she was a role model for the young generation. Malala who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year, failed to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan expressed disappointment over Malala not being given the Nobel Peace Prize; but said even her nomination was an honour for all Pakistanis and "we are proud of this daughter of Pakistan who had to suffer trauma at such a young age, almost losing her life, simply because she stood for the right of girls to education."
Khan said, "Her many international accolades are recognition not only of her brave struggle but of the struggle of girls and women everywhere in the world against tyranny and oppression that denies them even the basic right to education."
Khan said PTI welcomed the award going to the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).