Malala Yousafzai, the young noble laureate from Pakistan has received a warm welcome from renowned Brazilian author Paulo Coelho on her visit to Brazil. She visited the Latin American country for attending a debate on education and women empowerment, held in South Paulo.
Paulo Coelho Welcomes Malala to Brazil
Paulo Coelho who is a well-known author among Pakistanis took to Twitter for expressing his thoughts on Malala Yousafzai’s arrival in his country. The author welcomed the girl and his father in Brazil.
— Paulo Coelho ☮ (@paulocoelho) July 11, 2018
Coelho’s famous book Alchemist is one of the widely read novels in Pakistan, just like Umaira Ahmed’s Peer-e-Kamil. Pakistani social media users are also so obsessed with Coelho’s quotes on life, as they often share them on their timelines.
Malala Yousafzai’s Visit to Brazil
During her visit to Brazil Malala focused on the significance of education for girls, a cause for which she was shot in the head by the Taliban in her hometown Swat. She reportedly talked with special reference to upcoming elections in Brazil and emphasized on voting for the candidates who make it a priority to work for girls’ education. The Nobel laureate also stated that girls’ education in long-term is the worthwhile investment and should be made a top priority.
Apart from setting an example of courage and bravery and being one of the most inspirational Pakistani Women, she is also a controversial personality. Many conservatives in her homeland refer her as a puppet in the hands of foreign powers. Even many Twitter users tried to tell Paulo Coehlo what they thought about her.
Here is how few Pakistanis replied to Coehlo’s tweet where he welcomed Malala.
They Say Malala Is A Wrong Number
@paulocoelho u don’t know she is total drama there is no reality in her story we know her.. every body in Pakistan knew How did she manipulate things she is wrong nmbr😢
— رتجگے… ¡ (@shahtajwarraich) July 11, 2018
malala is only puppit
— Uzair Chaudary (@UzairCh07) July 11, 2018
Well, such making such controversy out of Malala’s courage doesn’t belittle her in any way. As she put her life into danger to speak against the extremists who were burning down the schools of girls and turning the lush green valley of Swat into ashes. Fortunately, Swat is free from the clutches of extremism and Malalal Yousafzai finally visited her home after almost seven years.