Vote for Pakistan, says teen activist Malala Yousufzai
Malala was shot by a Taliban assassin as she took a bus home from school in Pakistan's northwest region in October 2012.
Islamabad: One vote can change Pakistan's future and "it's our right", teen activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, said on Saturday, a day when ballotting took place in the country. In a letter carried by the Dawn, Malala said, "It's an honour for me to share some words with my sisters and brothers in my country. If we want education, electricity and natural gas in our country, we must take a step. Let's vote for our country. We never realised how much powerful our vote is. One vote can change our future."
She stressed that "it's our vote that chooses which politicians will govern our motherland. I request all my sisters and mothers to move forward, go to polling station and vote. It's our right".
She added, "And one day, a change will come. All girls and boys will be going to schools and there will be peace everywhere." Malala was shot by a Taliban assassin as she took a bus home from school in Pakistan's northwest region in October 2012. She was flown to Britain shortly after the attack and was treated at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.