Malala Yousafzai aspires to become the prime minister of Pakistan someday, the Press Trust of India reported on Saturday.
The teenage activist and Nobel laureate shared her hope while speaking with the India Today TV channel. During the interview, Malala called slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto as a major inspiration.
“Many people did not think that a woman can be a leader. Benazir has shown that a woman can be a leader,” she told the TV channel. When asked if she, like Benazir, would want to become the prime minister of Pakistan, she said, “Hopefully, if people vote.”
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“But my dream is to help children to get education,” she said. “There are more ways to bring change in society.”
Malala added that empowering the future generation against terrorism would require investment in education. “The weapons that we need are our books and pens, and our voice – that is the most important thing.”