It’s safe to say that one of the most controversial personalities that Pakistan has ever seen is Malala Yousafzai, the same girl who survived a Taliban attack, represented Pakistan on multiple platforms and brought Nobel Prize home.The nation has always been confused between what she stood for, and the endorsement she received from foreign media and authorities. The appreciation led to her being labelled a traitor and agent. One of the elements where the people criticized her was why she never came back to the country that she claims to represent. So, of course, when after years of wait people received the news that Malala is finally coming home, people couldn’t contain their emotions.
Malala is in Pakistan until 2nd April and is expected to meet important authoritative figures including the Prime Minister. She will participate in the events and talk about promotion of education in the deprived areas of Pakistan. Malala addressed the nation and just like us, she couldn’t hold her feelings and broke down into tears during her address at the Prime Minister’s office saying ‘I can’t believe that I have returned to my homeland’.
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) March 29, 2018
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai calls on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office.
MoS Ms. Maryam Aurangzeb, Ms. Anusha Rehman, Ms. Marvi Memon also present in the meeting. pic.twitter.com/7XggOFVzfZ
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) March 29, 2018
The general public, as well as the prominent stakeholders, took to social media to welcome Malala back home. They say that her return despite what she faced and the threat she’s still under is a defeat to extremist forces.
On the other hand, there were people who still couldn’t appreciate her for everything she has achieved so far and kept repeating the same thing that we have continuously heard during the past years.
— Chief Minister's SRU (@smucmo) March 28, 2018
(Photo source: Buzzfeed) pic.twitter.com/S0Faas5nDB
— Rabia Mehmood – رابعہ (@Rabail26) March 29, 2018
— Hania Baloch 🌐 (@HaniaSays) March 28, 2018
— GD Kh▲n🔥 (@GDKhan357) March 28, 2018
The return of Malala Yousafzai is part of bigger game. The Game which CIA, RAW and NDS almost lost. The game which created Pakhtoon Tahaffuz Movement. You may hate my post but reality is hidden in her first medical report. So please always expose enemies of Pakistan pic.twitter.com/YTXCMAHkKT
— Amer Khan (@KhanAmerKhan) March 29, 2018
MALALA YOUSAFZAI was shot in the face by the Taliban almost 6 years ago.
Today, she returns to Pakistan for the first time…
A novel peace prize winner…
A student at Oxford…
And an INTERNATIONAL HERO. pic.twitter.com/BtdqrdaNNb
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 29, 2018
I welcome #MalalaInPakistan despite of fact tht she was preferred 4 Noble price over Edhi Sb
I welcome @Malala despite of fact tht She preferred 2 live abroad rather thn serving Pakistan
I welcome Malala despite of fact she rarely raised voice agnst Indian atrocities in Kashmir
— J.J (@JazminJaed) March 29, 2018
— maXes (@maXes_MB) March 28, 2018
— Muhammad Abbas (@AbbasOfficial12) March 29, 2018
#MalalaInPakistan is clearly confirming one thing. This is Malala's Pakistan where she came back. Terrorism, Taliban, their inventors, supporters, facilitators, locally and internationally all are defeated today. Malala welcome back!
— Saim Rizvi (@saim_riz) March 28, 2018
— Amber Darr (@AmberMDarr) March 29, 2018
A visibly emotional Malala Yousafzai tears up as she speaks of coming home. "I am very happy, and I still can't believe that this is actually happening … in the last five years I have always just seen this dream of setting foot in my homeland."
— Asad Hashim (@AsadHashim) March 29, 2018
Although she faced an intense backlash and has always been under the criticism umbrella of Pakistani people, she still continued to work on her mission with determination. This does ask for a lot of courage.
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