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- Thursday, December 06, 2012 - From Print Edition


MINGORA: Members of the Pakistani community in the United Kingdom would collect funds for establishing a school named after Malala Yousafzai in Swat district.


This was stated by Ahmad Shahzad, a former mayor, during his visit at the head of a delegation of the Human Rights Society of Pakistan in the UK on Thursday.


He met Kainat and Shazia, the school girls who too were wounded along with Malala when fired at by the militants in Mingora while returning home from school in a van in October. He also gave them cash prizes for showing bravery and returning to school after recovering from their injuries.


Ahmad Shahzad said in the first phase the Pakistani community in UK would raise money to build the school in Swat as a tribute to Malala and to be named after her. He said subsequent;u schools would be established in the name of Kainat and Shazia.


Ahmad Shahzad and his delegation also paid a visit to Manglawar village near Mingora and saw the government school destroyed by the militants. It is possible the school being named after Malala would be built on the site of the destroyed school in Manglawar.