- Malala visits Pakistan amid protests in Swat
- She hopes to bring attention to flood victims
- Malala is visiting for the 2nd time since the Taliban attack
The Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai came to Pakistan yesterday to meet flood victims, amid protests in Swat against terrorism.
Malala arrived in her home country after 10 years of the Taliban attack
Malala’s Visit, and the Rising Unrest in Swat
Malala arrived in Pakistan this Tuesday amid the rising unrest in Swat which is her hometown.
She grew up in the small town of Mingora located in Swat Valley which is close to Afghanistan.
Recently, a school bus in Swat was attacked where the driver was killed and a young boy was wounded.
The event sparked outrage in the area and more than 5,000 people blocked the main road through Mingora.
Speaking on the occasion, social activist Usman Ulasyar stated that people are happy about Malala’s arrival.
He also added that her arrival might have a significant impact on the militancy in her native land.
Bringing Attention to Flood Victims
The Malala Fund, Malala’s organization, recently stated that her visit aims to bring attention to the flood-ridden areas in the country, and focus on the need for immediate aid and action.
Catastrophic flooding has covered 1/3rd of the country under water, displacing 8 million people, and causing an estimated $28 billion of damages.
Malala Yousafzai visited a school yesterday, located in Karachi. She stressed the need for improvement in the quality of education, especially for girls.
She will be visiting the flood-hit Dadu district today.
Malala, a Survivor of the Taliban Attack
Malala is an example for all the girls in the country for her strong will, determination, and patriotism.
She was just 15 when the Taliban shot her in the head; over her campaign for girls’ education.
Yousafzai is now 25 and is visiting Pakistan for the 2nd time.
In Dec. 2014, Malala shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, making her the youngest Nobel Laureate.