KP pledges education for girls on Malala Day

Staff Report

2012-11-10

PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti November 10 said his government would invest more in education to defeat the extremist mindset that attacked 15-year-old girls’-education activist Malala Yousafzai, media added.

Malala and two schoolmates were shot in Mingora October 9 in a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan assassination attempt. All three are recovering.

In a written statement to mark Malala Day, which the UN proclaimed for November 10, Hoti said Malala was a guiding light for the cause of girls’ education all over the world and was a source of pride for the Pashtun nation, Dawn News reported.

She has become a symbol of peace and education, not only in Pakistan but across the globe, he added.

In a press statement, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan hailed the UN decision to declare Malala Day and called upon the government and the people of Pakistan to make a solemn pledge to devote their energies to guaranteeing their children, girls especially, their right to education.

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