LAHORE - Malala Yousafzai has augmented the status of Pakistan by achieving Nobel Prize and her struggle for the cause of education would be remembered forever, speakers said while addressing a seminar at Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan (HNPIP).

The seminar ‘Nobel Award for Malala Yusufzai - Pakistan’s Educational and Social Scenario’ was held at the HNPIP Auditorium on Saturday.

Former PTV Director Muneeza Hashmi and Dr Ijaz Butt were chief guests of the occasion, while other speakers included Prof Dr Rashida Quraishi and Waqt News anchor Aniqa Nisar. HNPIP Director Absar Abdul Ali was the moderator.

Muneeza Hashmi said that nation was proud of Malala Yusufzai who earned most prestigious award that was earlier won by famous scientist Dr Abdul Salam.

Dr Ejaz Butt said that very low education rate in Pakistan showed merciful picture of progress. He added that many types of education systems led to class system in the society. “It will be difficult to make the masses a nation given the education system that is different for all classes,” he stated. He said that it was need of the hour to earmark more funds for education.

Dr Rashida Quraishi said that they should promote thought of Malala who earned a great place among comity of nations. She also condemned the terrorist activities at Army Public School Peshawar.

All the speakers condemned terrorist activities being carried out in Pakistan and expressed their determination to fight the war on terror with fortitude.

Absar Abdul Ali said that the passion of Malala - ‘one child, one teacher, one pen and one book’ - could change the entire scenario of the world.

He said that without promoting women education in the society Pakistani, nation could not move ahead.