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Pakistan welcomes voices of solidarity with Malala Yousafzai

Islamabad, November 09, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Government of Pakistan welcomes the voices of solidarity with Malala Yousafzai. The Government also welcomes video message of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in support of Malala Yousafzai and education of girls.

Pakistan strongly supports the right of every girl child to education. We firmly believe that education promotes the values of tolerance and paves the way for progress and prosperity. It also helps fight forces of extremism and intolerance.

The tragic attack on Malala has further strengthened the resolve of the people of Pakistan to fight the menace of extremism and terrorism.

The Government and the people of Pakistan had strongly condemned the dastardly attack on Malala Yousafzai, a youth icon and advocate of right of girls to education. For her early recovery, the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the British Government arranged for her treatment in the UK. The entire nation is pleased to know that she is recovering from her injuries.

The Government of Pakistan is committed to make utmost efforts to bring perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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