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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to address Canada parliament

MALALAPESHAWAR: Canada’s prime minister has announced that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will address his country’s Parliament and receive the honorary citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014.

Justin Trudeau says the 19-year-old activist will become the youngest person to address the body when she visits April 12. Trudeau said on Monday that he and Yousafzai will also discuss empowering girls through education.

Malala Yousafzai belongs to Swat, Pashtunkhwa. Malala was 15 when she was shot in the head by Pakistani militants while returning from school. She was targeted due to her advocacy for women’s education.

Malala Yousafzai was initially treated in Pakistan and later flown to a hospital in Britain. She won world acclaim for her campaign and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

She is one of just six people to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.


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