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Pakistan: PTI MNA says attack on Malala Yousafzai was staged

Pakistan: PTI MNA says attack on Malala Yousafzai was staged

India Blooms News Service | | 22 May 2017, 06:30 pm
Islamabad, May 22 (IBNS): In a stunning revelation, one that can cause serious discomfort to her party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), lawmaker Musarrat Ahmad Zeb has claimed that the attack on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was staged, reports said.

Musarrat Ahmad Zeb is a Pakistani Member of National Assembly (MNA) and a member of the Swat royal family.

In a time when peace makers are praising young Malala for her courage to stand up against the odds and brave them, Zeb has termed the whole Malala incident as a 'drama' and told The Express Tribune that she too was approached for a similar episode, but refused.

"I was approached for the same drama but refused as I was not interested in seeking asylum in another country," she said.

Zeb further said that it was her inner conscience that compelled her to come forward with revelation.

"My inner conscience has compelled me to spill the beans," she added.

Malala, a student at the Khushal Public School in Swat, was attacked and shot at in 2012.

She however survived the bullet injury and was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2014.

The attack on her was even confirmed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, who said that they attacked her for her western mindset.

Zeb however is unwilling to believe otherwise.

She has even said that Malala was an illiterate the time she claimed to have written Gul Makai.

She also doubted Malala's courage, indicating that Yousafzai had fled the scene.

"There were dozens of girls that refused to submit to the pressure and continued their studies and are now graduating,” she added. “Show me a single achievement of Malala.”

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