Zardari describes Malala symbol of young defiant girls

Saturday, July 13th, 2013 9:43:15 by

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Malala Yousafzai is the symbol of young defiant girls in all climes and all ages wishing to seek education for their emancipation and rejecting extremism‚ tyranny and militancy.

The President offered remarks shortly after she addressed the UN General Assembly on education on her 16th birthday.

President Zardari felicitated Malala Yousufzai and the international community on celebrating her 16th birthday by inviting her to a special event organized by the United Nations in New York.

Malala Yusufzai was received Friday by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and honored to address the special session of the Youth Assembly of the world body to mark her 16th birthday.

The President said in his message of felicitations on the occasions that

The event in the United Nations is also a demonstration of the realization by the international community that the way forward to defeat the forces of darkness and militancy is to equip our girls with education‚ the President said.


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