Sakharov Award: Malala dedicated her prize to unsung heroes of Pakistan

Sakharov Award: Malal dedicated her award to unsung heroes of Pakistan | PakistanTribeSTRASBOURG – Pakistani girl Malal Yousafzai has been awarded Sakharov prize today in Strasbourg by the president of European Parliament.

According to the correspondent, Malal was unanimously nominated and selected for the Prize.  “I dedicate this prize to the unsung heroes of Pakistan” said Malal in her speech after receiving the award.

Edward Snowden, the US privacy whistleblower is among the finalists for the prestigious European Parliament human rights award, but Pakistani girls’ rights hero Malala Yousafzai has won the broadest support from EU political parties.

She said while criticizing the situation that there are 57 million children are deprived of education they can’t go to school.

 “It is hard to imagine a world without education.”

16 year old Malal while discussing the situation in her native country Pakistan has said that many girls are suffering early childhood marriages and child trafficking.

Mala in her very emotional speech said that our generation is neglected because they are poor but still there is hope, there is no freedom but still there is hope.

President of European Union, members of EU, Governor of Punjab province, Muhammad Sarwar, Ambassador of Pakistan to EU and other were also present at the occasion.

“We need to change our Ideology, it’s time to power can’t be judged by the number of soldiers but with the number of educated people, basic writes to its citizens and other basic writes to men and women” she said while concluding her speech in EU parliament.

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