Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai expressed her concern on the plight of women, minorities and the deteriorating human rights situation as Afghanistan reels in the wake of turbulent political and social chaos. To discuss the developing situation in Afghanistan, the activist called Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday to discuss global concerns over women’s rights in Afghanistan.
The Federal Minister for Information said that Pakistan would continue its support for the promotion of education in Afghanistan. Pakistan is providing educational facilities to Afghan refugee children, currently, about 6,000 Afghan children are studying in Pakistan.
Malala Yousafzai said that Pakistan should play its role in the education of women in Afghanistan.
“I have also written a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding Pakistan’s role in educating women in Afghanistan,” she said.
Earlier in a tweet, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani Nobel laureate based in the UK, commented on the Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan, saying she was “shocked”.
Nobel laureate Malala said she was now concerned for women, minorities and leading human rights activists in Afghanistan.
“Global, regional and local powers must call for an immediate ceasefire, provide urgent humanitarian aid and protect refugees and civilians,” she added
“We watch in complete shock as Taliban takes control of Afghanistan,” she tweeted. “I am deeply worried about (the safety of) women, minorities and human rights advocates.
“Global, regional and local powers must call for an immediate ceasefire, provide urgent humanitarian aid and protect refugees and civilians.”
Malala Yousafzai was 15 when she was shot in the face by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Swat Valley in 2012. They wanted to stop her and the other girls from getting an education.