QUETTA - Advisor to Balochistan Chief Minister Sobia Kiran Kibzai has urged the people to promote education in the country to defeat extremism, which is undermining the country.

Addressing a ceremony organised by South Asian Women in Media (Safma), on the “International Malala Yousufzai Day” at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday, Kibzai said that Malala became a symbol of peace and bravery in quite a young age by voicing for girl education.  “Her stance is an ideology and a movement against those forces of extremism which are spreading chaos and trying to push us back into the darkness,” she added.

The advisor to the CM said that ‘we’ had to promote the vision of Malala and spread the light of education to defeat those forces of darkness and create awareness among individuals to play their role in improving the situation and bringing peace.

There were many girls in Balochistan, like Malala, who were striving for education despite hurdles and the society ought to help and support them, she said.

Balochistan head of Safma Sadia Jahangir praised Malala for her courageous stance to promote education in a frightful situation. She said that many girls were facing a lot of challenges in Balochistan to get education.

Other speakers also addressed to the audience and praised Malala for her defiance.