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Malala awarded for bravery, advocacy of girl education

London: Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, who  became the face of her country's struggle against the Taliban,  has been awarded for her bravery and advocacy of education for girls in adverse conditions in Swat.

The award was given out by World Peace and Prosperity Foundation Chairman Prince Ali Khan, at the Cholmondeley Room of the House of Lords last night.

Malala is being treated at a British hospital after she was shot in the head by Taliban militants.

Malala was flown to the UK on 15 October and admitted at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where she is recovering.

The award was received on her behalf by Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, S Zulfiqar Gardezi.

"It is Malala or her family who should have received the award. In their absence, I will pass it on to her," he said.

Malala was flown to the UK on 15 October and admitted at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where she is recovering.

Other recipients of award included a Bishop of London, a distinguished British Muslim Psychiatrist, a distinguished Turkish academic and MP, and eight-year-old Josh Altman, European Chess Bronze medalist.

Prince Ali Khan, Founder Chairman of the World Peace and Prosperity Foundation said the Foundation was aimed at recognising outstanding work in various walks of life and to promote world peace and prosperity.

PTI


Updated Date: Nov 20, 2012 09:33 AM

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