These days Pakistanis are once again in a difficult position to decide whether Malala is a good girl trying to create a better image of her country or she is being used by the forces who don’t want to see a stabilised Pakistan.
Honestly speaking I did not write about Malala for a long time because like many other national issues I was not able to get crystal clear information about her ideas and actions, based on which I could write as I try my best to bring the confirmed and correct information only.
I think that I can never in my lifetime get 100% correct information about the following issues:
(i) Facts behind Osama’s presence and assassination just 400 yards from the Pakistani Military Academy Kakool, without information of the Pak Army
(ii) Bail of Pakistani ambassador to US Mr. Hussain Haqani and permission granted to him by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for flying to USA,
(iii) Arresting and handling over of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to the US authorities
(iv) Million dollars corruption by Arsalan Iftikhar (son of the Chief Justice of Pakistan) without his father having any information on this
(v) Aetizaz Ahsan’s undue support for the former Prime Minister Mr. Yousaf Raza Gilani and presenting his services for the later in the Supreme Court
(vi) Supreme Court’s permission to the fake degree holders for contesting the 2013 general election, and
(vii) Taliban’s attacks on mosques and churches
We must thank Malala that she wrote a book and we can now at least make an opinion about her intentions. I have not read the book yet, however as some of the well reputed journalists wrote their reviews about the book, we can now easily understand that the so-called head covering Islamic minded girl supports her father’s action who was wearing black ribbon as a protest on Pakistan’s golden jubilee. Mr. Zia Yousafzai and his companions were not happy to see Swat as Pakistan’s part after 50 years of the country’s independence. Malala just forgot that it was Pakistan Army’s doctor who saved her life initially. After the attack, she was shifted to UK with her family by the Pakistani government with the appointment of her father in the Pakistani High Commission UK.
Malala also writes that her father tried convincing the people around him that there was no need of blushing out after the publishing of blasphemous writer Salman Rashdi’s book “Satanic verses” in which he insulted Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his wives (mothers of the believers). Her father suggested that such a book could be answered by writing a book in the opposition. She writes that a religious person in Pakistan who started movement against this book was controlled by the Pakistani military agencies. Also in her book she has written Holy Prophet’s name without using the salutation words “Peace be upon him” which is a must for a Muslim to write in English or Arabic (صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ وسلم).
Malala highly dislikes President Zia for his actions of imposing restrictions on women. I have seen Zia’s period and my honest opinion is that there was nothing like this. My mother, aunties and female cousins were never forced by anyone for covering their heads. However vulgarity was not appreciated at all. There was no Veena Malik or Matheera at that time and TV dramas were watched by the whole family sitting together. If you remember dramas like “Tanhayian”, “Andhera-Ujala”, “Alif-Noon”, “Aanch” and many others were cast during that tenure and they got great success. Similarly she has written too much against Pakistan Army, where she wrote that General Musharraf was playing double game. She also felt sad on the declaration of Qadianis as non-Muslims by the parliament.
Malala also suggests that students in the schools must be taught that Pakistan lost wars against India. Orya Maqbool Jan, one of the respectable journalists of Pakistan, comments that Americans don’t teach their children in schools that their forefathers had killed a large number of the Red Indians.
Malala takes Alexander (Sikandar) as her childhood hero, whereas she doesn’t know that he killed countless number of humans including innocent children. In spite of the fact that Taliban did a cowardly job by attacking a school going female child, I am disappointed to learn Malala’s views. She was nominated for the Nobel peace prize this year, which she could not win. Nobel committee have never considered great people like Abdul Sattar Edhi, Ansar Barni or Imran Khan for their services for the humanity however they consider Malala for the award, which is quite strange.
Malala has been compared with Pakistani Nobel laureate Dr. Abdus Salam who has never been acknowledged for his efforts by the majority of Pakistanis because he was a Qadiani. I would like to comment that Dr. Salam was a great scientist who deserves lot of respect for bringing good name for our country. We are such a narrow minded nation that we did not appreciate his efforts. If Malala is being considered for the Nobel prize just because she was shot in head by the Taliban, then all innocent kids deserve this award who were murdered as result of drone attacks or Taliban’s suicidal bomb blasts.