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Malala named for Nobel Peace prize 2013

February 01, 2013 - Updated 725 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: Members of Norways' Parliament from the ruling Labour Party, Fredy de Ruiter, Gorm Kjernli and Magne Rommetveit, have submitted the name of Malala Yousufzai to the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize.


The Labour Party's website described Malala Yousufzai as "a Pakistani pupil and blogger who attained global fame when she was shot in the head by Taliban in October for criticising the militant group on her blog".


Malala was "engaged in children's specially girl's right to education", the website said.


The group of Norwegian MPs recommended that "Malala receive the Nobel Peace Prize 2013 for her courageous fight for girl's right to education, her commitment seemed so threatening to extreme forces that they chose to kill her".


The MPs said that her story "has made great impression on people all over the world. She represents a young generation that uses social media to get their message about girls' rights and equal opportunities across".


They believed that Malala was "a worthy winner for many reasons. She has become an important symbol in the fight against destructive forces that want to prevent democracy, equality and human rights".


Reader Comments
Nice Gesture

ilyas abasi
A very good decision and action by the people of Norway. We warmly welcome it and thank them for their support.

Hazer Gul
most deserving case AFTER Maulana Abdus Sattar EDHI. !!!

sajjad khan
What about Edhi? He has been serving people for decades! If Obama can get a Nobel peace prize then Edhi deserves it too!

Yea Malala! Viva, Ole, Bravo, Mubarak! The majority of Pakistanis are with you on this and other issues. We feel the pain and suffering you are undergoing and feel the pride in standing beside you in this hour. Thank you Norway. Salams 2013

N Habib
Thank you Nobel committee> Malala truly deserves it.

United Kingdom
Its a great honor just to be nominated.

That is a good move. May God Almighty save Malala and millions of other Malalas of Pakistan from taliban

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