Karachi: Malala Yousufzai, the world’s youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize from Pakistan, was honoured with Ladiesfund Khushhalibank Idol Award at the fifth Ladiesfund Awards 2013 ceremony held at Mohatta Palace. Chief guests included First Women Bank Ltd President Shaqfat Sultana and Poetress of Pakistan Zehra Nigah, who was also the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
Malala Yousufzai’s, Pakistan’s education and women’s rights activist from the Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, award was accepted by her two friends Shazia Ramazan and Kainat Riaz, who had been injured alongside Malala and were flown to Karachi along with their families for this special occasion.
“The sponsorship of this award is our humble contribution to acknowledge and celebrate the top female role models of the country, particularly those women who are determined to succeed against all odds. The Ladiesfund Khushhalibank Idol Award is a tribute to Malala who, with her commitment and achievement, continues to go from strength to strength and has distinguished herself to merit this award. These awards are the first of its kind in Pakistani history for women, and we at Khushhalibank continue to encourage women who have devoted themselves in pursuit of excellence and endeavour to create a positive image of Pakistan.”
Ghalib Nishtar, President Khushhalibank Ladiesfund Awards are given each year to celebrate women empowerment and success as well as pay tribute and acknowledge the hard work and determination of courageous and talented Pakistani women who perform outstandingly in their respective fields.-PR
Source: Business Recorder