Sep 04

Malala Yousafzai opens Europe’s biggest library in UK

malalaLondon: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls’ right to an education, has inaugurated the Europe’s biggest public library in Birmingham city of UK.

The 16-year-old said books were “the weapons to defeat terrorism” before unveiling the plaque to mark the opening.

Malala, who was flown to the central English city for surgery last October after being targeted by a gunman as she travelled to school in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat region, said she had challenged herself “that I will read thousands of books and I will power myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism.”

She added: “There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.”

The teenager, who has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, spoke confidently with just a hint of stiffness on the left side of her face.

Malala, who came close to death when the Pakistani Taliban gunman’s bullet grazed her brain, is attending a school in Birmingham, which has a large Pakistani population. Her family has moved to the city to be with her.

The high-tech Library of Birmingham, the latest in a string of projects aimed at regenerating the 1970s-era city centre, has a skin of metal hoops and replaces the nearby brutalist concrete Central Library, which opened in 1974.

The new library contains a million books and houses first editions of William Shakespeare’s works.

Oct 17

After Madonna, Angelina Jolie shows her support for Malala Yousafzai

New York: Hollywood actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has showed her support for Malala Yousafzai, suggesting that the Pakistani child activist should “be given serious consideration” for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.Angelina Malala

“After reading the article, I felt compelled to share Malala’s story with my children,” Jolie writes in The Daily Beast. “It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a child whose only ‘crime’ was the desire that she and others like her be allowed to go to school.”

Malala is undergoing treatment in the UK after being shot in the head last week. She is said to be making a ‘good recovery’.

Jolie writes her “children asked, ‘Why did those men think they needed to kill Malala?’ I answered, ‘because an education is a powerful thing’”.

Malala, the daughter of a school principal, has been blogging for the BBC since 2011, writing about her daily life fighting to end inequality in Pakistan.

(source thenewstribe)

Oct 15

Malala again shifted on ventilator, condition satisfactory: ISPR

Rawalpindi: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday said that the 14 year old peace activist Malala Yousafzai, who is fighting for her life in Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi after a Taliban attack in Mingora, was once again shifted on ventilator.Malala-Yousafzai

According to ISPR, the ventilator was removed for a short period and after a successful experiment she was again shifted on ventilator.

“The condition of Malala Yousufzai is satisfactory and improving gradually day by day.”

Oct 14

Malala taken off, put back on ventilator: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Sunday termed Malala Yousafzai’s condition ‘satisfactory’ and that it was witnessing a steady improvement.Malala

It said that Malala Yousafzai was taken off the ventilator for some time and was later placed back on it.

The ISPR also said that the option to send her abroad for further treatment was being considered.

Earlier, the 14-year old activist’s doctors also termed the CT scan and other medical reports of Malala Yousafzai as satisfactory.

Earlier on Saturday, Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said that Malala Yousafzai’s condition was steadily improving and as a result the critically injured 14-year old was now being administered a lower dose of sedatives.

“Movement has been witnessed in Malala’s hands and legs which is a positive development,” Maj Gen Bajwa said.

He said the doctors have cut down the amount of sedatives being administered to Malala Yousafzai in view of the steady improvement in her health condition. Her condition is satisfactory, he added.

The DG ISPR said the board of doctors has not yet made any decision in connection with taking young Malala abroad. The doctors are constantly busy in taking post-traumatic care of their patient, he said.

Two other girl students wounded with Malala were “also being taken care of at places where they can get best treatment”, he said, without elaborating.

Meanwhile the United Arab Emirates has sent an aircraft to fly out Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban for further medical treatment.

The 14 year old is currently being treated at the AFIC in Rawalpindi.

Oct 12

Madonna dedicates a song to Pakistani youngster campaigner Malala Yousafzai

Famous hot Hollywood singer Madonna dedicated a song to Pakistani youngster campaigner Malala Yousafzai during her MDNA Tour to Staples Center, Los Angeles on Wednesday.She said, “This song is for you, Malala,” and then went on to sing “Human nature”.Madonna Malala

Madonna said this made me cry. “The 14 year old schoolgirl who wrote a blog about going to school. Taliban stopped her bus and gunshot her. Do you realize how sick that is?”

She shouted, to the crowd’s cheers of approval, “Support education! Support women!”Madonna performed a striptease in the concert and showed the audience her back where it was written the name of “Malala”.