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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning a Taliban attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai for speaking out against the militants, DawnNews reported.

Usual proceedings of the assembly were temporarily suspended today to open the floor for a debate on the the attack by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen.

Following the debate, Law Minister Farooq H Naek tabled the resolution condemning the attack and asking for the culprits to be brought to justice. The resolution was unanimously approved by the house.

Malala Yousufzai was shot her in the head and neck on Tuesday as she left school. Yousufzai began standing up to the Pakistani Taliban when she was just 11, when the government had effectively ceded control of the Swat Valley, where she lives, to the militants. Her courage made her a national hero and many Pakistanis are shocked by her shooting.

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M. Asghar
Oct 10, 2012 09:38am
Condemnig is not enough and one has to uproot these cruel elements with toatl severity.
Oct 10, 2012 10:49am
Mr. Minister, you are there to protect the people and children of Pakistan, not make insincere general statements. Tell us how you are going to prevent this from happening again. Tell us how you are going catch and punish the perpetrators. Rest is all lip service.
Oct 10, 2012 10:55am
terror is not the way of getting success, The attack on Malala Yusuf Jai is condemnable act. Every nation, community and responsible citizen of the world must condemn it
faysal adv
Oct 11, 2012 09:08am
.The supreme court take suo moto action on the attack of malala yousafzai.the govrnment should take serious steps to controll the activities of terroristes not with the help of america but its own force.
Oct 10, 2012 10:13am
"Standing up to the Taliban" ???? That's not what she was doing. She was asking for her universal right to be educated. Were there any demonstrations in any city of Pakistan against this barbaric act?
adam memon
Oct 10, 2012 02:29pm
It very sad to know the attack on small girl who is pride of nation.No body has got the right to stop children going to school.
Habib Khimany
Oct 10, 2012 02:54pm
The attack on the daughter of Pakistan Malala Yusuf Jai is highly condemnable act and its now unbearable for us Pakistanis living abroad. Enough is enough these terrorist have maligned Islam to an extent which now needs to take stringent step to clear this menace from the earth as we have done with many diseases. 1- We should start calling them TERRORIST INSTEAD OF TALIBAN.. I reguest the media to stop calling them taliban which is a great insult to the students of the world at large. 2- Therik e Taliban should now be called Therik e Terrorist whether it be in Pakistan or elsewhere. 3- Lets start a movement to wipe this menace from the face of the earth.
Oct 10, 2012 03:39pm
Oct 10, 2012 07:28pm
Good suggestion,I second this.
Oct 10, 2012 07:26pm
Not enough, as a matter of fact all these resolutions are worth nothing.If one can't see the enemy and destroy him than be prepared to offer more lives.
Oct 11, 2012 01:21am
This has been going on long enough. Resolution should declare TTP as a terrorist organisation and enemies of the Nation. They should be outlawed and hounded out.
Oct 10, 2012 01:43pm
national Assembly should also condemn to politicien, who support terrorisime, by calling it a reaction of drones attack .