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Malala’s portrait goes on display at London gallery

LONDON: A portrait of education activist and Nobel Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has been put on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait is painted by a New York-based Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat. Alongside the painting, a poem is also inscribed in Pashto titled ‘To the Malala of the Maiwand on her rebirth’ by Rahmat Shah Saail. The news of the Malala portrait was shared by a London-based tweeple Nadir Cheema posted related to the art piece saying:  “Malala’s portrait unveiled at…

Malala calls on Canadian PM for talks on G7 GEAC

OTTAWA: The Noble Prize laureate and activist for women and girls education, Malala Yousafzai, on Saturday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for talks on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). In a twitter statement, the Canadian prime minister said: “Great to catch up with @Malala today in Ottawa.” He also shared a photograph of his meeting with Malala on his official tweeter handle, saying: “We talked about the important work of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and our commitment to making sure…

Malala Yousafzai responds to criticism, says her only agenda is education

 KARACHI: Nobel Laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai on Friday said that people who spread lies about her should instead listen to her message which is of peace and education, ARY News reported. Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Malala, who is on her first visit to Pakistan since the 2012 assassination attempt, maintained that she sometimes fails to understand why some people in Pakistan hate her or call the attack on her a "drama" without any reason. "Leave all this (conspiracy theories) aside, just…

With Malala back in Pakistan, where are her attackers?

Five years after the assassination attempt on education activist Malala Yousafzai, two assailants have been convicted for their roles in the attack. The gunman who shot her and the hit's mastermind -- both members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Pakistani Taliban -- remain at large and are believed to be hiding in eastern Afghanistan from where they continue to plot against Pakistan, according to experts. Here is a rundown of who the attackers are believed to be and where they are likely holed up: Who…

Still can’t believe I am in Pakistan, says Malala

ISLAMABAD: Nobel laureate and girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai says she is very much contented after returning to her home country after nearly six years. Speaking at a reception held in her honour at the Prime Minister House, Malala brimmed with tears while sharing her feelings to be on the home soil. "I still can't believe that I am in Pakistan," she said. The young education activist said she was just 20, but witnessed a lot in the short span. “It was a dream in last five years that I will visit Pakistan.”…

Malala working on new book about refugees

NEW YORK: Nobel Prize laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai is working on her next book about refugees and their plights. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers told Associated Press on Monday that Yousafzai’s ‘We Are Displaced’ will come out Sept 4. The book will combine her own experiences with accounts she has heard while visiting refugee camps. Malala’s memoir I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb, was…

India honours Malala with a mural

NEW DELHI: The youngest Nobel-Laureate Malala Yousufzai has been recently honoured with a mural painted in India alongside several female icons, for her work against inequality. Malala came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012, Malala continued campaigning on the world stage and in 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was recently in Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, held from January 22-26, and during her visit met…

Priyanka and Malala meet and both “can’t believe it”

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra and Pakistani Nobel-laureate Malala Yousufzai met at United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and it has become talk of the town on social media. Not just Malala expressed immense pleasure over the meeting, but Priyanka also reciprocated with the same delight (or even more) on her social media account. It has been around two months since Malala has learnt to share her thoughts on micro-blogging website and she is now quick at it as you can find her very frequently postings on…

Malala Yousafzai tweets for the first time, gets thousands of followers within minutes

Pakistan's brave daughter Malala Yousafzai has tweeted for the first time from her official Twitter account and is gaining followers in thousands within minutes after the tweet. Her Twitter account has gained almost 107K followers from her first tweet till the filing of this report. She joined the micro-blogging site back in November 2012 but didn't tweet since then. All her activities were covered by Malala Fund, the organisation she founded. Hi, Twitter. — Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017 Today is my last day of…

WATCH: Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai addresses Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA: Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, before advocating in a speech to parliament for women and girls' education -- a cause dear to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Wearing an orange scarf and a green dress, the young woman was welcomed to the seat of Canada's democracy in Ottawa by Trudeau. At age 19, Yousafzai is the youngest person to speak to Canadian members of parliament and senators in a joint session. She is…