Father says Malala’s comments on marriage taken out of context

09:13 PM | 3 Jun, 2021
Father says Malala’s comments on marriage taken out of context

Youngest Noble laureate Malala Yousafzai's father has said that his daughter's comments about marriage during an interview to UK's Vogue magazine were taken out of context.

The 23-year-old advocate for girls education gave a detailed interview to the British magazine, covering a wide range of topics, including love and family.

Malala told Vogue although all her friends were finding partners, she’s not sure if that’s what she wants.

Malala’s parents had an “arranged love marriage”, and would like her to get married one day, but she isn’t sure if she’ll ever marry herself.

“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” she said.

Malala's comment sparked a debate on social media with some defending her comments and others slamming her for ‘promoting the Western culture’.

Amid a war of words on social media, a cleric from Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mufti Shahabuddin Poplazai shared a tweet, seeking clarification from Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.

The Imam of Qasim Ali Khan Mosque tagged the post to Ziauddin and wrote, “A report is circulating on social media since yesterday that your daughter Malala Yousafzai has categorically rejected the institution of marriage and said that ‘partnership’ is better than getting married."

In response, Malala's father said his daughter's comments were taken out of context, twisted and shared on media. He said there was no truth in the comments being attributed to her on social media.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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