In an interview given to India Today, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, hoping she could escalate a positive change in the society.
The valiant girl’s political inspiration has always been former Pakistani Prime Minister Benzair Bhutto, her acumen and strong will to do something for the society has impressed Malala a lot. For Malala, Benazir is a hero because she made people realize that a woman can be a leader too, something which are society doesnot readily accept.
Many people did not think that a woman can be a leader. Benazir has shown that a woman can be a leader
Though she has keen interest in politics yet her primary goal is to make education available to all.
But my dream is to help children to get education, she said. There are more ways to bring change in society.
She reaffirmed her believe and said that the best tool to empower the future generation is to educate them. All the threats which currently engulf Pakistan will be eliminated once the younger generation is provided education, it will prove to be a catalyst for change.
To Malala, the best weapons one can possess are books, pens and most importantly a voice, a voice which has the audacity to call a spade a spade.
She also expressed her wish to go back to her home country, Pakistan. She started her campaign related to education from Swat. She made a strong statement on this occasion and said,
The terrorists who stopped me from getting education motivated me to stand up for my rights. I will continue my campaign there.
The Nobel laureate expressed her concern in regards to Indo-Pak relations, she stressed the need of peaceful relation between both countries. She elatedly said that the Indians loved her irrespective of her religious roots. She even plans to visit India in the future.
Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she became a victim of terrorism by the hands of Taliban. The injuries almost proved fatal yet she survived after fighting a fierce battle.
Since then Malala along with her family has been settled in England, she is actively involved in carrying out her global campaign of education.
The road to success for Malala seems to be never ending as she continues to win numerous awards. Her list of awards include Sakhorov Prize, Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International, 2013 Clinton Global Citizen Awards from Clinton Foundation, Harvard Foundation’s Peter Gomes Humanitarian Award from Harvard University. Up till now she has won over 23 awards for her services.