WASHINGTON: Malala Yousafzai held meeting with US President Barrack Obama in White House where she expressed her concerns over drone attacks, adding that the drone strikes are further increasing terrorism.
According to US media, Malala Yousafzai said that drone attacks taking lives of innocent people and increasing gulf between Pakistan and US as these attacks instigate emotions against US in Pakistani masses. She appreciated projects of education and development in FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Swat under USAID. First leady Missal Obama and Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai were also present in the meeting.
In a statement issued from White House, US President and his wife held meeting Malala in Oval Office and expressed their gratitude over efforts of Malala for education of girls in Pakistan.
Malala said that drone attacks kill innocent people too therefore these should be stopped. She said the attacks are enhancing terrorism.
While in an interview with a private TV channel, Malala said that people offered a lot of prayers for her which is a bigger prize than noble prize this is why she is very happy on this. Young girl said she does not deserve noble prize as she has to do much work. She said till she raised voice for education of girls and will do practical work also.
Malala said that meeting with US President and her wife is a thing of honor for her. She said that she discussed about education with them and added that the governments should give attention towards education, adding that if some of the money, which was being spent on wars, tanks and arms, be utilized on education it would bring change.
The issued statement from Whitehouse further said that US stand by Pakistan regarding appreciating Malala’s courage and passion. It said US stand by Pakistan regarding Malala efforts for realization of females’ education in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Malala appealed to World Bank to make education as its first preference. Attending a program with World Bank Chief Jim Young Kim in Washington, she said that World Bank unitizes enough funds for health and aids.
It is worth mentioning here that Malala Yousafzai became severely injured in an attack of terrorists on October 9 in the previous year. She was given medical aid in Pakistan whereas afterwards she was flown to British for treatment and she is still there. On the other side terrorists again threatened that she also could be killed in US and Britain.