Malala returns to Pakistan for the first time since shooting
Islamabad (web desk): Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to country early Thursday, six years after she was shot by Taliban over her advocacy for schooling for girls.
On coming home after a span of around six years, Malala suggested that the future of Pakistan was its people adding that more should be done for empowering women.
Addressing a gathering at the PM House, where she held a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi earlier today, Malala slightly broke down while speaking about her return.
She said, with tears in her eyes, it is the happiest day of my life. I still can’t believe it is happening.
The social activist in her brief speech said that she dreamt of returning back to the country while in UK adding that financial resources should be diverted towards the education of children.
The young activist declared that the unity among our ranks was the need of the hour.
“All political forces should unite. There should be no politics when it comes to education, health and economy” said Malala.
State minister for information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Senator Mussadiq Malik, Anusha Rehman Marvi Memon and people from different walks of life attended the ceremony.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM Office and discussed multiple issues, especially the education sector of the country.Premier Abbasi lavished praise on Malala who for her struggle in the face of brutality and militancy.
According to sources, Malala is staying in Pakistan until April 2.
During her stay in Pakistan, Malala is scheduled to discuss the prospects of promoting education in less-developed areas of the country with Pakistani authorities, officials said. Her visit was kept secret due to security reasons.