Nobel winner Malala visits Pak pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visits Expo 2020 Dubai with her husband Malik Asser and other family members



By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 28 Jan 2022, 9:52 PM

Last updated: Sat 29 Jan 2022, 5:37 PM

Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visited the Pakistan pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020.

A video of Malala at the world fair was posted on the Pakistan pavilion’s official Twitter page.

The post read, “The Pakistan Pavilion is honoured to have Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, her husband Malik Asser, and her family visit our Pavilion today.”

The video showed the youngest Nobel laureate touring the pavilion with officials and her family members.

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General manager of Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance and Malala’s husband Malik tweeted, “It was an amazing experience at the @Expo2020Pak. Felt proud of all the elements that make up our beautiful country. I encourage everyone to visit the Pakistan Pavilion.”

“The Pakistan Pavilion celebrates Pakistan’s history, culture, traditions and potential. I was personally inspired by the exhibits promoting inter-faith harmony and environmental protection. I hope everyone who visits the Expo will be inspired to learn more about our beautiful country” said Malala Yousafzai.

During the visit to the Pakistan Pavilion, Malala Yousafzai also viewed the World’s Largest Holy Quran on display, created by artist Shahid Rassam.

Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai along with Shehzad Roy also visited the Women’s Pavilion with Ms. Hind Alowais, Senior Vice President of International Participants department at Expo 2020 Dubai as well as the United Nations Pavilion with Mr. Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General for United Nations’ Participation in Expo 2020 and Dr. Dena Assaf United Nations Resident Coordinator for the UAE and Deputy Commissioner General for the UN at Expo 2020.

During these visits, the co-founders highlighted Malala Fund’s efforts to help girls continue learning in the face of Covid-19, climate disasters, and conflict. They also shared their desire to increase their work in Pakistan through the Malala Fund Pakistan office. Malala Fund is working to ensure every girl around the world can access 12 years of free, safe, and quality education.

The organisation supports girls’ education programmes in Pakistan, as well as Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria and Turkey — and will launch programmes in Tanzania and Bangladesh later this year. Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on girls' education, Malala Fund investments supported over 10 million girls around the world to continue their studies during school closures.


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