Washington: Malala Yousufzai in talk with the US President Barak Obama at the White House has told him to end the drone strikes in Pakistan. At a meeting held that accompanied the President’s Wife Michelle and their daughter Malia on the occasion, the young activist said that the drone attacks are causing indignation and ill-feeling among the people of Pakistan against the US.
The Pakistani education crusader discussed the important matter of terrorism and stated that the drone attacks aimed at reducing terrorism are in actual ‘fuelling terrorism’. After the meeting, the ‘Gul Makai’ writer said that I had addressed the drone issue with Obama and said it is contributing in ill-resentments among the people. She thanked the US president for his efforts to alleviating the educational standards in Pakistan and further said that educating the masses remain better tactic to tackle terrorism than the drone strikes.
Terrorism remains biggest problem, a menace across the globe. After the 9/11 incident happened, American enjoined Pakistan in combating the dreadful activities. Since the year 2004, American armed forces and the CIA have been active in Pakistan at directing several drone attacks. Said to be targeted for the militant groups residing in Pakistan, have resulted in deaths and injuries to the civilians at a mass scale for the past 9 years.
Malala presently resides in Britain. She had been shot in head by the Taliban on October 9, 2012. The teenage educationist emerged as an international icon after incident that has been condemned by people across the globe. Along with United Nations, several countries and known figures have recognized her bravery and passion for women empowerment through education.