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Not everyone loves Malala!

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Private school across the country took an anti-Malala stance on Thursday when they celebrated ‘I am not Malala’ Day, marking the day with seminars and walks against the book ‘I am Malala’, which they termed “controversial”. Addressing the seminar All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) President Kashif Mirza said that ban on Malala’s book should […]

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KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

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PESHAWAR: The Taliban militants’ fear continues to hinder the launch of girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s book in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government had stopped the launch of ‘I am Malala’ in Peshawar two and half months ago in the wake of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s threat of attacks against bookshops selling the book. “We’d reached […]

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I am Malala

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THE launching of Malala’s book ‘I am Malala’ by Peshawar University was stopped by the provincial government. It is being criticised by many, including Imran Khan, on the ground that it amounts to curbing freedom of expression. Launching of a book is simply a ceremony. Disallowing it does not mean “curbing the freedom of expression”. […]

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Malala’s book launch

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WHAT a shame that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has stopped the ceremony to launch Malala Yousufzai’s book, I am Malala, at the Peshawar University. Pity the nation that keeps on harping on the supremacy of the constitution but cannot provide security to even a premier university of the country. What signals do we send to […]

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Burn notice

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By: NADEEM F. PARACHA On Jan 28 this year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government that is being headed by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and its ally, the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), disallowed a launch of Malala Yusufzai’s book at the Peshawar University. The ceremony to launch the book was being organised by the the Bacha Khan […]

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Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar

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Reporters Without Borders regrets that the launch of 16-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai’s memoir “I am Malala” at Peshawar University’s Area Study Centre in northwestern Pakistan on 28 January was cancelled as a result of pressure from local officials, who cited security reasons. “We deplore this politically-motivated manoeuvre, which violated freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, […]

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Politicking over pages of child activist’s memoir

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By: Hidayat Khan PESHAWAR: At 10am on Tuesday morning, Imran Khan tweeted that he was at a loss to understand why Malala’s Peshawar book launch was stopped. He said his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) believed in freedom of speech and debate, not censorship of ideas. It was supposed to be a big day for […]

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Malala interrupted and the Khan surprised

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Malala interrupted and the Khan surprised Mohammed Tahseen, whom I fondly call Paa Taseen, is known to me since childhood despite us never having lived in the same city. Fundamentally, that is because of a shared political heritage between our families. He is a seasoned community development practitioner, peace campaigner and human rights activist. He […]

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Book launch thwarted

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IT is never advisable for governments to get into the business of banning books. And if the literature in question is written to counter the extremist narrative that is beginning to dominate, as Malala Yousafzai’s I am Malala attempts to do, then official obstructions to prevent the launch of such material can only be termed […]

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Malala’s book launch issue triggers heated debate

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PESHAWAR: Though the decision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to stop the launch of Malala Yousafzai’s book shocked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, yet a minister defended the move. After scathing criticism against PTI-led provincial government in the press and social media, Imran Khan had to intervene to do damage control. “I am at […]

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KP govt stops Malala book launch

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PESHAWAR: A ceremony to launch Malala Yousufzai’s book ‘I am Malala’ scheduled at the University of Peshawar on Tuesday was stopped by the university after intervention by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The Bacha Khan Education Foundation (BKEF), Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) and Area Study Centre had planned the ceremony. “It is against the spirit of […]

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Malala to pen $3m life story

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LONDON: Malala Yousufzai is to tell her story in a book due out later this year, the publishers said on Thursday, in a deal reportedly worth around $3 million. The book will be entitled “I Am Malala”. “I hope the book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for […]

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