Malala expresses dismay over assault on Ahmed Noorani


Noble Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Saturday expressed dismay over the attack on The News journalist Ahmed Noorani, saying that she was deeply hurt by the attack on the journalist.

“Ahmed Noorani’s struggle is for Pakistan’s cause and we all stand united with him in this struggle,” Malala said. “I pray that he [Noorani] gets well soon.”

The social activists also said that she will visit Pakistan some day and continue her mission to ‘spread the light of education.’

Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai said that he was confident that cowards will be defeated eventually. “We faced similar issues; I am confident that cowards will be defeated and those who think for Pakistan’s betterment will be successful.”

Malala fought for years for the rights of girls to education in Pakistan and now all over the world.

She came to limelight after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on a school bus in October 2012 for defending her right to attend school.

At 19, Malala is the youngest Messenger of Peace, the highest honour given by the United Nations for an initial period of two years. She was also the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize in 2014 when she was 17.

Malala got accepted at Oxford in August where she studies philosophy, politics and economics.