Islamabad: The Pakistan parliament on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution asking the government to declare teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, the target of a recent assassination attempt by the Taliban, as the "Daughter of Pakistan".
The resolution was moved in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament by Robina Saadat Qaimkhani, a lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan People's Party.
She said Malala had become a role model for children's education across the world.
"This House gives great importance and significance to the sacrifice made by Malala Yousufzai for the sake of education. This House, therefore, recommends that Malala Yousufzai may be declared as Daughter of Pakistan," the resolution said.
Qaimkhani said Malala deserved applause and special recognition from parliament because of her struggle for promoting peace and girls' education.
The resolution was passed hours after President Asif Ali Zardari participated in a conference on the theme "Stand up for Malala, Girls Education is a Right" that was organized jointly by Pakistan and UNESCO in Paris.