Malala's struggle symbolises girls' right to education: Sherry
14 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said Malala Yousufzai's struggle for access to education symbolises resonance of all the girls of the country who are denied the right of education by the Taliban.
She said Malala is a brave girl who is a symbol of hope, resolve and courage for every Pakistani. Talking to CNN, Sherry stated, "This is taken as long and protracted struggle of Pakistan against terrorism and a typical mindset."
She said the attack on Malala has developed a new resolve in the country, as everyone, including media and political forces, were speaking out against the act. "Now we are seeing all over the country that everyone is speaking against it and it is a very important moment for us." She said, "There is very legitimate anger on this completely inexcusable act of terrorism."
She lauded Malala's services, saying she had dedicated her life to a noble cause of promoting girls' education, adding, "We are fighting for empowerment of women at grassroots and rights of girls."
To a query regarding the security arrangements for Malala, Sherry said Malala's family was repeatedly offered security by the government but they refused to accept it. She said after the barbaric attack, the government acted promptly and gathered everything quickly from the federal and provincial resources, adding that best medical facility was ensured for her treatment.