Nobel Peace prize winner Malala tells BBC her dream to become Pakistan PM
Malala Yousefzai has announced her intentions to pursue a career in politics, with the hope of becoming prime minister for Pakistan, once she has completed her studies in the UK. She told BBC news: “If I can serve my country best through politics and through becoming a prime minister, then I would definitely choose that.”
Yousefzai is the youngest person in history to receive the Nobel Peace prize. She received the prize jointly with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.
She accepted the award with great humility saying: “I feel I am answerable to God and to myself and that I should help my community. It’s my duty.”
The Nobel committee believed it was important for Malala, a Pakistani Muslim, and Satyarthi, an Indian Hindu, to be side by side representing a united front against intolerance, religious extremism and other social divisions which can often breed violent clashes.
Yousefzai expressed upset that neither leaders of Pakistan and India attended the ceremony, however the crowds gathering in Oslo more than made up for her initial disappointment.