Malala Yousafzai’s father reacts to changing school’s name after daughter

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai has reacted to the decision of restoring the original name of the Malala Yousafzai Government Girls Secondary School based on Karachi's Mission road.

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai has reacted to the decision of restoring the original name of the Malala Yousafzai Government Girls Secondary School based on Karachi’s Mission road.

Ziauddin Yousafzai took to Twitter and responded to human rights activist Kapil Dev’s tweet in which the activist had requested the Sindh Education Minister to revisit the decision. He also remarked that new schools should be opened to honour Malala Yousafzai.

Yousufzai wrote that the school’s original name must be restored. “We are bound to respect our history.” He also thanked activists for pointing this out. “Due apologies if our Hindu community has felt hurt and alienated.”

On this, Saeed Ghani shared that he has asked for a comprehensive report on the matter. “The name will be restored officially after the due process but surely any other school will be named after Malala,” he promised.

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Sindh government has decided to restore the original name of the Malala Yousafzai Government Girls Secondary School after social media users demanded the government to protect the city’s history.

The school was originally named Seth Kooverji Khimji Lohana Gujarati School after a Gujrati social worker. The name was renamed after Malala Yousafzai on 6th February 2012.