PM Shehbaz, Malala meet on UNGA sidelines, discuss impact of Pakistan's floods on education
Pakistani premier praises Malala’s efforts for girls' education
NEW YORK – Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday met the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly session.
PM lauded the 25-year-old activist for her efforts on social issues, particularly for her work related to advocacy of girls’ education at the international level.
The premier also commended the collaboration of Malala’s fund with the ministry of education to promote girls' education in the country while the two also discussed the destruction caused by the recent floods.
PM met @Malala on the sidelines of UNGA today.He expressed his admiration for how Malala has inspired and become a symbol of hope for millions of people around the world.Both discussed challenges posed by climate catastrophe to education of millions in Pakistan. #PMShehbazAtUNGA pic.twitter.com/sIfDrTd699— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) September 23, 2022
PM Shehbaz expressed his special concern as unprecedented floods and challenges affected education for millions of young children.
The Pakistani activist reiterated her commitment to promoting girls’ education and expressed sorrow over the loss particularly the destruction of educational institutions caused by the huge deluges after monstrous monsoons.
She also shared the development on Twitter, saying “We are calling on the international community to ease debt pressure and provide immediate humanitarian support.”
I also shared my concern about the reappearance of Pakistani Taliban in my hometown of Swat Valley & other parts of KP province. Our people cannot face more terrorism & displacement — they need protection. The right to seek justice & live in peace belongs to everyone in Pakistan.— Malala (@Malala) September 23, 2022
“The floods destroyed tens of thousands of schools, leaving hundreds of thousands of children without education. Humanitarian aid must include funding for emergency schooling, especially for girls,” she added.
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Furthermore, Malala, who was attacked by militants, also discussed presence of Taliban in Swat and other parts of northwestern regions. “I also shared my concern about the reappearance of Pakistani Taliban in my hometown of Swat Valley & other parts of KP province. Our people cannot face more terrorism & displacement — they need protection. The right to seek justice & live in peace belongs to everyone in Pakistan,” she wrote.
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