islamabad - Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) while celebrating International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday paid tribute to Malala Yousafzai on receiving Nobel Peace Prize.

The speakers emphasised for ending gender-based violence and empowering girls through promoting awareness on education and peace.

On the occasion, Director PODA Sammeena Nazir said that this year’s International Day of the Girl Child has become extra special for all the Pakistanis because of the great news that Malala has won the 2014 Nobel Award. “We are proud of Malala and wish her success because now she has become a symbol of education for girl child throughout the globe,” said Sameena Nazir. She said that there is no place better than Pakistan to further Malala’s cause because in Pakistan there are five million out of school children aged between five to nine. She said that it was Malala’s commitment and advocacy for education which made possible for her to win Nobel peace prize.

She further added that article of 25-A of the constitution, which is about the right to free and compulsory education to all children of age 5 to 9, must be implemented with letter and spirit to ensure the right to education for all Pakistani children especially girls.