Malala Yousuf Zai never backs down from any challenge and always comes up with her leadership skills. She’s an inspiration for all the girls out there and she’s encouraging others to come out as well.
Along with that, she’s always been in the limelight of controversy where people have trolled her and made fun out of her comments. But she isn’t stopping at all.
Recently she raised her voice against the government that they should uplift the local Taliban. She also even expressed her emotions after not getting a response from Imran Khan in her letter.
Malala Yousuf Zai remarks on the government’s talk with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
In a recent interview ‘Live with Adil Shahzeb’, an interviewer asked her about the views on recent statements by Prime Minister Imran Khan and others about the government holding talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
On his question, Malala Yousuf Zai replied, “In my opinion, you enter into agreements when you believe that the concerns of the other side should be taken seriously [or] they are a powerful authority.”
“But the Taliban have no public-level support, [people] from none of the areas [in Pakistan] are saying that they want a Taliban government. So, in my opinion, we should not uplift the Pakistan Taliban,” she added.
Further, she talked about the Taliban, “there should be no distinction between the good and bad Taliban.”
“One should not differentiate between the good and bad [Taliban] as their thinking is the same — of repression [and] forcing their laws.”
She continued, “I do not see any justice system in their governance, but Islam is based on [the principles of] justice.”
We don’t want a repeat of their previous rule – Malala Yousuf Zai
The host further asked about the girl’s education, cause she’s been working on it for a long time. “The current temporary restriction on girls’ education [in Afghanistan] shouldn’t turn out to be as long as in their (Taliban’s) first tenure [in the government] when the ban stretched for five years.”
“We don’t want a repeat of their previous rule.”
“I am very much hopeful that Prime Minister Imran Khan would … champion [the cause].” Malala also talked about her non-profit organization foundation and its main role in Afghanistan. “The fund was working there since 2017 and thus far, $2million had been invested in digital and female education.”
Adding that the people working with the fund had to be evacuated following the recent turn of events in Afghanistan.
She said that “even though Afghan Taliban leaders such as those involved in the Qatar dialogue and those who could speak English had espoused some level of liberal thought, ordinary members of the group were still following the old mentality”.
“This is why many people in Afghanistan face danger and I appeal to other countries, including Pakistan, to keep their borders open for Afghans.”
She was even compared with APS survivor Waleed who later responded about his comparison.
She ended the interview with the regret, that she still awaits PM Imran Khan’s response to her letter which is related to female education.
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