Pak to declare Malala 'Daughter of Pakistan'

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 06:41 hrs

Pakistan's National Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution asking the government to declare 15-year-old education campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban, as the 'Daughter of Pakistan'.

The resolution was moved by Pakistan Peoples Party's Robina Saadat Qaimkhani, who said that Malala had become a role model for child 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 should be declared as Daughter of Pakistan," The News quoted Qaimkhani, as stating in the resolution.

Qaimkhani said owing to her struggle for promotion of peace and girls' education, Malala deserved applause and special recognition from the Parliament.

Malala was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban while she was returning home from school in Swat Valley on October 9. She was shot as a 'punishment' for speaking up against the terror outfit and advocating girl's right to education.

Malala was flown to the UK for specialized treatment and is now said to be making good progress. (ANI)

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