Malala Yousafzai said that education is the only way to make Pakistan’s future brighter and urged the Pakistani government to fulfill its commitment to provide the basic right of education to every child.
In her 20th birthday statement released on Wednesday, Malala said that Pakistanis can only change their destination by seeking education. She urged her fellow Pakistanis to speak up for their rights because education is necessary for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
Malala appealed her countrymen, especially women to accord utmost importance to education. She said: “My message to all parents is, if you can give something [precious] to your children, it is education. Through education they can progress and contribute to their country and family.”
Malala urged the government to give priority to education. “I ask the government to spend on education, to fulfill its promise of allocating 4% budget to education. The government must ensure that all children are given the opportunity to acquire education, so that they can make their country proud.”
EVERY GIRL CAN BE MALALA: On the same occasion of her birthday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he wants to see every girl of Pakistan studying like Malala Yousafzai. In his message honouring the Pakistani nobel prize laureate, he said that his party wants women of Pakistan to come to the front lines in every field of life. He said that Benazir Bhutto Shaheed proved that women of this country can get any post including judge, teacher and politician. He further said that he wants to see women of this country progressing on lines of Benazir Bhutto and Malala Yousafzai, adding that his party is working for promotion of women’s education.