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Malala Yousafzai 'pride of Pakistan': PM Nawaz Sharif

AFP | Friday, Oct 10, 2014

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the "pride" of his country.

"She is (the) pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment," he said in a statement.

Malala at school when told of Nobel Peace Prize award

Teenager Malala Yousafzai was at school in the city of Birmingham in central England when she was told she had won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a spokeswoman said.

"Malala is at school as normal today," she said, adding that the 17-year-old would hold a press conference later on Friday.

Malala attends Edgbaston High School, a private school in an upmarket part of Birmingham.

After being shot by the Taliban in October 2012, Malala was treated at a hospital in Birmingham.

She started at her school in the city in March last year.

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