Pakistanis welcome peace prize winner Malala

The depraved deal was brokered in Pakistan

Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai said "today is the happiest moment of my life" as she returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012 for speaking up for women's education.

Arriving at the house of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the current prime minister, in an official convoy under heavy security, Miss Yousafzai was moved to tears as she sought to discuss her exile from her homeland.

Welcome messages for the 20-year-old global education advocate poured in on Thursday but there was also intense criticism of her decision to leave the country after the attack, and suspicion over her motives. She now lives in Great Britain.

Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai says she will continue to campaign for the education of girls in Pakistan.

Local media say she will not visit her hometown in northwestern Pakistan because of security concerns. "We are delighted to see her back", she said.

In 2014, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest victor ever, jointly with India's children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi for "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Like Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister who was killed by an assailant in 2007, Miss Yousafzai is now studying at a top Oxford college.

Malala Yousafzai, famous activist for female education, was able to return to her home country of Pakistan yesterday, five years after the Taliban attempted to assassinate her because of her advocacy for female education.

She opened a Twitter account on her last day of school in July 2017 and now has more than a million followers. She also started the Malala Fund along with her father with the aim of "working for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear".

Mass for French officer whose sacrifice 'saved the nation'
In the summer of 2014 Lakdim, who lived in Carcassonne, was put on a watchlist of people considered possible extremists. The most recent assault came in October when a Tunisian man stabbed to death two women at Marseille's railway station.

"I am very happy today, that after five and a half years I have set foot on my soil, in my nation again", she said, according to Al Jazeera.

The Oxford University student has been living in the United Kingdom since then.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, she refused to remain silent.

"I welcome #MalalaYousafzai the courageous and resilient daughter of Pakistan back to her country", politician Syed Ali Raza Abidi wrote on Twitter, one of many Pakistanis expressing joy at her return, despite ongoing security fears.

For much of Pakistan, waking up to Malala's return Thursday felt like the homecoming of a champion.

The Malala Fund champions every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe and quality education.

The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have destroyed hundreds of schools in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Taliban said she was targeted because she was "pro-West" and promoted "Western culture in Pashtun areas". "When I travel to cities like London or NY I always imagined that I am driving in Islamabad or Karachi", she said. Yousafzai has repeatedly responded to the criticism with a grace far outstripping her years, often saying that education is not just for those in the West.

Related News:



Most liked

Strongly oppose Air India sale: Mamata
AIESL mainly provides maintenance and overhaul of engines while AIATSL is into ground and cargo handling services. During this period, the bidder would also not be allowed to cede the management control.

Iran urges dialogue to settle Yemen conflicts
Khoshrou called on the Muslin world and the worldwide community to pressure Saudi Arabia to stop war in Yemen. Houthis have been controlling much of Yemen's north by force, including the capital Sanaa since 2014.

Sisi Re-elected As Egypt's President With 92% Votes
Other tactics have also been deployed, with some voters saying they were paid and given other incentives to cast their ballots. His rival Moussa gained less than 3 percent of the vote and some 9 percent of voters had invalidated their ballots there.

Five-seat VW Atlas Cross Sport concept takes on NYIAS 2018
Meanwhile, the Atlas Tanoak pickup - with its cargo system - is an ideal choice for driving across America's expansive landscapes. The headlights and front bumper, using round LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), were redesigned and extend into the side profile.

US, South Korea strike a new trade deal
Seoul also agreed to include American pharmaceutical manufacturers in its national health programme's premium reimbursement plan. Under the deal, South Korea agreed to limit its steel exports to the United States and made concessions on auto imports.

Saudis, SoftBank Announce World's Largest Solar Power Project
The Saudi crown prince has been trying to wean the country off its addiction to oil and diversify the economy into new areas. Saudi Arabia also plans to build at least 16 nuclear reactors over the next 25 years at a cost of more than US$80 billion.

Staying unsettled and damp, with on and off light showers, Wednesday
EASTER SUNDAY: We're going to keep forecast highs in the 70s but a cold front may sag into the region during the day. Happy Wednesday Kentucky! Rain showers are moving across the area this morning along with mild temperatures.

I believe Cambridge Analytica's client was Congress, says whistleblower
Both the BJP and the Congress have accused each other of using the services of the data consultancy firm. Aggregate IQ has said that it has "never knowingly been involved in any illegal activity".

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reported
News agencies said more than 100 people had been evacuated from the mall, which contains cinemas, restaurants and shops. The tragedy has already launched a series of checks into compliance with fire safety regulations across the country.

LiAngelo Ball NBA Draft Projections: Where He Could Be Picked
He is is expected to work out for several National Basketball Association teams when he returns from playing for Vytautas. Ball, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, has established himself as a pro player this season in Lithuania.

Yankees say Greg Bird has inflammation in foot
Martin O'Malley on Monday, where the Yankees learned of the news that he would need surgery for a second consecutive season. Bird had been having a pedestrian spring before being scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

Trump Administration Expels 60 Russian Diplomats
European Union leaders agreed unanimously last week it was highly likely Russian Federation was behind the nerve-agent poisoning. The Foreign Ministry said "powerful forces" in the United States and Britain were behind the attack, RIA Novosti agency reported.

Linda Brown, of landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, dies
When all of their applications were denied, the NAACP filed a lawsuit led by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall . His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday, March 14, confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.

Tiffany Haddish Has Everyone Wondering Who Bit Beyonce
It didn't take long before Roy had to make her account private, as she was bombarded with nasty notes. Yes, we're OF COURSE talking about the alleged starlet who had the GALL to bite Beyoncé on the face.

First direct flight from Australia to United Kingdom lands at London's Heathrow
Mena Rawlings, Britain's high commissioner to Australia, called the new service a "game changer". Four pilots are on board for the full journey, with at least one or two resting at any one time.