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Pakistanis in US setting up fund for Malala

October 11, 2012

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Activists carry photographs of Malala Yousufzai during a protest rally against her assassination attempt, Lahore, Oct 10, 2012. — Photo by AFP

WASHINGTON, Oct 10: US-based Pakistani educationists are setting up a fund to help Malala Yousufzai who may need treatment outside Pakistan to recover from a wound caused by a Taliban bullet.

“Let us all donate money so she can get the best care in the world, gets well and once again resists the forces of darkness,” proposed Mohsin Masood, dean of student affairs at Monmouth College, Illinois.

“We can collectively defeat the evil. I will try to find out where to send money for her treatment,” he said.

“I will be happy to pitch in,” responded Sameer Malhotra, a Monmouth alumnus of Indian origin.

Pakistani educationists living in other parts of America also backed the initiative.

But when someone pointed out that the government of Pakistan had already agreed to finance her treatment, those behind the initiative decided to set up a fund to help promote education in Swat to boost Malala’s mission.