PARIS - President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Sunday afternoon to attend important conference on “Stand up for Malala-Stand up for girl’s right to education” jointly being organised by Pakistan and UNESCO at its Paris headquarters.

The President came to Paris from London, where he visited Malala Yousafzai at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, to see for himself her health condition. President Zardari was warmly received at the Orley Airport by Pakistan‘s Ambassador to France Shafqat Saeed, French Ambassador to Pakistan Philippe Thiebaud and officials of French government and UNESCO.

The event will pay tributes to Malala Yousafazi, an astonishingly brave 15-year- old girl who survived an assassination attempt for her determined efforts to defend girls education in Pakistan, after the Taliban outlawed schools for girls in her native Swat Valley. A special Malala Fund will be established on this occasion to raise the funds for girl’s education throughout the world and Pakistan will announce to provide money to establish this Fund.

Prime Minister of France Jean-Marc Aryalt, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of UK Gordon Brown and many other leaders will also attend the conference.