Malala Yousufzai to visit flood-affected areas in Pakistan on Oct 12

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai is all set to visit flood-affected areas in Pakistan on October 12 in an effort to raise awareness of the destruction brought on by climate change worldwide.

Malala, an advocate for girls’ education will also travel to Sindh’s flood-affected regions.

This season’s monsoon rains in Pakistan were more than typical, producing widespread flooding that submerged a third of the country and damaged standing crops, roads, and rail tracks in Sindh and Balochistan.

According to media reports, the Sindh Home Department has issued instructions ordering strict security measures for Malala’s visit.

The Nobel laureate will fly from another country to Karachi. Strict security would be used to take her from Karachi to the Dadu flood-affected districts.

Malala Yousafzai went abroad after being injured in an attack by the Taliban in Swat in 2012, after which she is returning to Pakistan for the second time. She came to Pakistan in March 2018 for a four-day visit.

She later became a vocal supporter of women’s education amid militant oppression in Pakistan.

She also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her fight against the oppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Since Malala is visiting Pakistan, it should also be mentioned that long-gone militancy in Swat is also returning.

Taliban presence and activities in Swat are increasing, and locals are protesting every other day against local administrations and governments to not let terrorism rise again in the area.

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