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From the comments: Why I’m conflicted about Malala

Jun 12, 2014 /

Pakistan-based community member and software engineer, Shahzad Afzal had a conflicted response to Ziauddin Yousafzai’s TED Talk, My daughter, Malala:

“I want to applaud for him but … why are he and his daughter not staying in Pakistan to help Pakistan, to build Pakistan, to encourage more Pakistani girls to be like her? Now when Malala is in the UK with her whole family, this is not encouraging or inspiring at all for any Pakistani girl. Now she is no more an ambassador or promoter of Pakistan. In fact, now it’s more shameful for Pakistanis that such a talented girl doesn’t want to live in Pakistan. Such a shame.”
Shahzad Afzal

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