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"Institutionalisation Of Talibanisation?!", Exclaims Malala's Father Slamming Pakistan PM Imran Khan For Girls School Male-ban Diktat

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Malala’s father has questioned Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's promise on his ‘Naya Pakistan’
  • The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is imposing a ban on entry of any male dignitaries in any event concerning girls Government schools in the province

Citing a recent diktat by the PTI party-run Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai has accused Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan of "Institutionalisation of Talibanisation" in a scathing tweet that questions the latter's promise of a ‘Naya Pakistan’ and ‘Change’

Ziauddin Yousafzai voiced his opinion through a tweet that contains the official notification regarding a decision by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa imposing a complete ban on issuance of invitation and entry of any male dignitaries in any event concerning Government-run girls schools in the province, and also on media coverage of events organised at girls schools. 

According to the notice issued on October 29 by the provincial administration’s Elementary and Secondary Education Department, events held in all-girls’ government schools are to send in chief guest invitations to only female officers or members of Parliament or Provincial Assembly, whereas the presence of any male dignitaries has been outlawed. As per Pakistani media, the order originated from the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan, with the goal of giving girls education in true spirit and making them aware of social, cultural and Islamic values.

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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Noble Peace Prize recipient, hails from Mingora, Swāt valley, an administrative district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She was only 11 years old when she started blogging about life in Pakistan, and the regressive, extremist endeavour of the Taliban to close girls schools. She was shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation to her activism for advocating girls education.  

She has been a recipient of both emotions- globally hailed by supporters for taking a bullet, literally, against extremism; while for radicals becoming synonymous to a mouthpiece for 'infiltrating Western ideologies'.   

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