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.