ISLAMABAD: Nobel Prize winning activist Malala Yousafzai said on Friday she hoped visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai would be inspired to learn more about Pakistan as they come to see the country’s exhibition.
Pakistan is one of the 192 countries that are taking part in the mega exhibition in Dubai to display their economic and cultural potential. The expo began in October 2021 and will run through March 2022.
Yousafzai visited the Pakistan Pavilion with her husband and parents.
“My family and I attended @Expo2020Pak and saw exhibits celebrating Pakistan’s culture, faith, landscapes and people,” she tweeted. “I hope everyone who visits will be inspired to learn more about our beautiful country.”
Malala’s husband, Asser Malik, also tweeted about the visit.
“It was an amazing experience at the @Expo2020Pak. Felt proud of all the elements that make up our beautiful country,” he said.
Yousafzai, 24, survived being shot in the head by a Pakistani Taliban gunman in 2012, after she was targeted for her campaign against the group’s efforts to deny women education.
She had become known as an 11-year-old, writing a blog under a pen name for the BBC about living under the rule of the Pakistani Taliban. Yousafzai moved to England after she was shot, where she received medical treatment.
In October 2014, she was announced as the corecipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.