ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution congratulating Malala Yousafzai on getting the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.
The resolution, moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir, praised her for her struggle and sacrifice for the cause of girls’ education.The resolution stated: “This House congratulates Malala Yousafzai, the daughter of Pakistan, for winning laurels for the country and the nation. This House salutes her and appreciates her services for education of girls and the courage she manifested.”
It said Malala’s voice against illiteracy and extremism symbolises courage, strength and hope for children of Pakistan and the world at large.The House expressed its commitment for the fundamental rights of education enshrined in the Constitution and resolved to pursue policies and programmes at all levels to ensure an enabling environment for education of children in the country.
The NA also commended the courage Malala manifested to raise her voice for education of girl children and stated that she was a hope specially for the girl children in Pakistan and for the world at large.
The NA through the resolution also appreciated the chievements of Malala as well as recognition of her services worldwide and reiterated the commitment to fully comply with the Article 25 of the Constitution that provides for education of every Pakistani child. “This House and the government reaffirm resolve to pursue policies and programmes based on providing enabling environment for education of children in Pakistan,” the resolution said.