Malala faces backlash over collaboration with Hillary Clinton on 'Suffs' Musical

11:59 PM | 24 Apr, 2024
Malala and Hilary Clinton

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is facing a wave of backlash following the premiere of a Broadway musical she co-produced alongside former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The musical, titled "Suffs," which has been running in New York since last week, portrays the American women's suffrage movement of the 20th century. However, Malala's association with Clinton, known for her controversial stances, particularly regarding Israel's conflict with Hamas, has stirred controversy.

Strong pro-Palestinian sentiments prevail in Pakistan, and Malala's partnership with Clinton has raised questions. Some have denounced her decision, viewing it as contradictory to her role as a human rights activist. Mehr Tarar expressed dismay on social media, stating, "Her theatre collaboration with Hillary Clinton — who stands for America's unequivocal support for the genocide of Palestinians — is a huge blow to her credibility as a human rights activist."

Reports from the New York Times indicate that Malala wore a red-and-black pin to the premiere of "Suffs" last Thursday, symbolizing her support for a ceasefire. However, her collaboration with Clinton has drawn criticism from author and academic Nida Kirmani, who described it as "maddening and heartbreaking."

Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat during the Obama administration, which oversaw drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, adds another layer of complexity to Malala's partnership with her. The drone strikes, aimed at targeting Taliban militants, resulted in civilian casualties in Malala's home region.

Malala, who gained international recognition after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, has often been viewed skeptically as critics accuse her of promoting a Western feminist and liberal agenda.

The collaboration between Malala and Clinton has reignited debates about the intersection of activism, politics, and international relations, highlighting the complexities and challenges faced by prominent figures in navigating global issues.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
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Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
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Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
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Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
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Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
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