Pakistani Senate congratulates Malala on Nobel Prize

GMT 23:00 2014 Saturday ,18 October

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Malala Yousafzai
Islamabad - XINHUA

Pakistani Senate on Friday unanimously passed a resolution, felicitating Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl who defied Taliban's ban on girls' education, on winning Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee last week decided to award the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
Malala, a 17-year-old girl, got bullet injuries in her head when some masked militants opened fire at her in October, 2012 in her home town in the country's northwest Swat district due to her defiance of the Taliban's ban on girls education.
The senate, upper house of the parliament, paid tributes to Malala Yousafzai for her commitment to promoting peace and education in the war-hit areas of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa.
"We appreciate and congratulate Malala Yousafzai for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on her significant commitment and sacrifices for promoting peace and education in militants-hit areas," the resolution said.
The resolution was tabled by the opposition Awami National Party (ANP) senator Haji Mohammad Adeel and was supported by the treasury benches.
The resolution stated that senators, on behalf of the upper house as well on behalf of the entire nation, congratulate Malala Yousafzai for her services and sacrifices for a good cause in the country.
The Pakistani army announced last month that a group of 10 Taliban militants, who had allegedly involved in attacking Malala Yousafzai, had been arrested by the security forces.
The arrested militants admitted that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah plotted the attack on Malala.

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