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Malala hopes to work with PM Imran for girls’ education

LONDON: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she hopes to work with newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to make Pakistan a global leader in education.

In a congratulatory message, she said: “Congratulations to the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan and his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for their electoral victory. I am encouraged and hopeful by his wish to ensure peace and prosperity in Pakistan and his focus on education for the children of Pakistan.”

“With PTI’s focus on education in its first 100 days plan, I look forward to Prime Minister Imran Khan working with federal, provincial and legislative governments and civil society of Pakistan in his effort to get the 13 million out-of-school Pakistani girls into classrooms to get free, safe and quality education.”

She said: “My hope is that Pakistan someday be known as a global leader in education, a country where all children receive the schooling they need to pursue their dreams and contribute to their nation. I believe this can begin with this government and I hope to work with Prime Minister Imran Khan toward this noble goal.”



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