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Here's how Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 26th birthday

05:20 PM | 13 Jul, 2023
Here's how Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 26th birthday
Source: Twitter

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate from Pakistan, celebrated her 26th birthday in a meaningful way yesterday.

Through her Twitter account, the renowned activist shared a photo with "her" girls in Nigeria, where she spent her special day raising awareness about their right to education. On the same day, she also delivered a powerful address to the United Nations.

"Today, I am in Nigeria celebrating my birthday with girls, a tradition I started a decade ago," she wrote. During her UN speech in Nigeria, Malala shared inspiring stories of young women she has met over the years, who have not only earned university degrees but also ventured into the workforce.

"We should celebrate the achievements of girls who pursue higher education, secure employment, and exercise their choice in matters like marriage. However, we must not delude ourselves into thinking that we have made sufficient progress," she emphasized. "While I applaud those who have overcome challenges to succeed, my heart aches for those whom we have failed. Every young woman, like me, has friends we witnessed being left behind – those who were hindered by their governments, communities, and families."

Malala's husband and family also took to social media to express their birthday wishes. Sharing a photo with his beloved partner, Asser Malik wrote, "Happy Birthday Malala. You are already well aware of your amazingness. Nevertheless, I consider myself fortunate to have the best partner imaginable."

Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, also extended warm birthday greetings. Alongside pictures of the 26-year-old with himself and her mother, Ziauddin shared, "Happy birthday Jaani Mun! We love you so much."

Indian icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a staunch advocate for education, also joined in celebrating Malala's birthday. "Happy birthday, Malala!" wrote the former Miss World as she shared a photo of their meeting. "May you always be blessed with the very best," Priyanka added.

Former first lad, Micelle Obama took to er Instagram and posted a short clip with the caption "In honour of #MalalaDay, we asked a few members of the @GirlsOpportunityAlliance from Namibia, India, Nepal, Guatemala, and Uganda to tell us why Malala inspires them—and I just love their responses. Thank you @Malala for all that you do for girls around the world! ????"

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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