Malala visits flood-hit Chandhan to express solidarity with affectees

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistani Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousufzai on Wednesday reached Chandhan during her visit to the flood-hit areas of Sindh.

Sindh Health Minister Azra Fazal Pechuchu, Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah and prominent singer and Zindagi Trust head Shahzad Roy are also accompanying Malala.

Malala will visit different flood affected areas of Dadu district.

In the evening, she would call on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Yesterday, Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai visited the Government Elementary College in Azizabad, Karachi. She spent more than an hour in the college and talked to the college administration about promoting education and educational institutes in Pakistan.

Malala along with her parents landed in Karachi on Tuesday morning to visit the flood-hit areas across Sindh.

Malala and her parents travelled on Qatar Airlines flight 604 and she came out of the airport the police provided her complete security.

Just last month, the Malala Fund issued an emergency relief grant to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), aimed at providing psychosocial support to girls and women in flood-hit Sindh and Balochistan.

The funding will also cater for the delivery of emergency education services to ensure girls continue their education. The assistance from the Malala Fund will help repair and rehabilitate ten damaged government schools for girls.

24-year-old Malala got shot in the face by the Taliban when she was just 15 for refusing to waive off her right to education and has since resided in Birmingham where she was airlifted for treatment after the assassination attempt.

In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 in recognition of her efforts for children’s rights.

Yousafzai was just 15 years old when militants from the Pakistani Taliban — an independent group that shares a common ideology with the Afghan Taliban — shot her in the head over her campaign for girls’ education.

She was flown to Britain for life-saving treatment and went on to become a global education advocate and the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.