Malala Yousafzai — future prime minister of Pakistan?

December 10, 2014

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. - AP/File photo
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. - AP/File photo

OSLO: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said Wednesday that she hopes to become the prime minister of Pakistan one day.

Speaking on the BBC programme Hardtalk, Malala said that she would move back to Pakistan once her education is complete in Britain.

“I want to serve my country. It is my dream to see my country develop into a successful nation, where every child is able to receive education.”

She further said that she was inspired by assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto.

“If I can help my country by joining the government or becoming the prime minister, I would definitely be up for this task.”

Malala was 15 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in response to her campaign for girls' education.

Although her injuries almost killed her, she recovered after being flown for extensive surgery in Birmingham, central England.

She has been based in England with her family ever since, continuing both her education and activism.

The 17-year-old will receive the peace prize in Oslo with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour.

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