LAHORE: Pakistani Nobel laureate, women rights and education activist Malala Yousufzai arrived in Pakistan on a four-day visit late Wednesday night.
According to reports, Malala will be staying in Pakistan for four days. She will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, other government officials and important figures.
Returning home for the first time since 2012, Malala will be staying at a private hotel. She is accompanied by close family members and will also meet her extended family. It is yet to be confirmed whether she will visit Swat, her hometown.
A special programme titled “Meet The Malala” will be organised at the PM House. Reports also suggest that she will be provided high-level security.
Meanwhile, social media welcomed her with both supporting and opposing messages.
Actress Mahira Khan welcomed “baby girl” back home.
Welcome home baby girl @Malala !
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 29, 2018
Former TV anchor Reham Khan sent her ‘love and prayers’ to dearest Malala on her return to home.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) March 28, 2018
A cricket fan termed it second major ‘return’ to Pakistan after cricket.
— Zeeshan Haider (@iZeeshan_Haider) March 28, 2018
One of the users welcomed her by posting Nobel winner’s famous quote “One Child, One Teacher, One Book and One Pen Can Change The World”
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) March 29, 2018
Pakistan welcomes “Gul Makai” to her home, one user wrote.
— Farhan Dogar (@mkfdogar) March 29, 2018
One of the users pointed out an important aspect writing: “HOW INTERESTING. Those abusing Malala Yousafzai for returning to Pakistan have abused her all these years for not returning to Pakistan. Bhai Chhahte Kiya Ho!!
HOW INTERESTING. Those abusing #MalalaYousafzai for returning to Pakistan have abused her all these years for not returning to Pakistan. Bhai Chhahte Kiya Ho!!
— Shaheera Jalil Albasit (@shaheerajalil) March 28, 2018
One individual mentioned that Malala is not enemy of Pakistan and wrote:
Dear Pakistanis! Malala is not your enemy. Your enemies were those monsters who shot her point blank on her way to school. Welcome home #MalalaYousafzai
— Rehman Anwer (@rehmananwer) March 28, 2018
MQM-P leader Syed Ali Raza Abidi also welcomed “Malala Yousafzai the brave and resilient daughter of Pakistan back to her country”.
I welcome #MalalaYousafzai the brave and resilient daughter of Pakistan back to her country.
— Syed Ali Raza Abidi (@abidifactor) March 28, 2018
And obviously, there were those, who do not like the Nobel Laureate and shared their views on Twitter.
One pointed out that she was given Nobel but they have nothing for Kashmir, Syria and Rohingyas who are being shot.
Nobel prize contributors had last prize which they gave to malala. Now thy hav nothing for Kashmiri, Syrian n rohingyain who r being shot.
Fake peace policies n admirers
— void.reader (@void_reader) March 29, 2018
One raised the question, “What she has done for the country?”
Security high alert…
Ufffff ..what she has done for country.
— IzZia ❤ (@heartsays06) March 29, 2018
Another wrote “Honestly, I couldn’t care less about Malala Yousafzai returning to the country. We have bigger problems to deal with.”
Honestly, I couldn’t care less about #MalalaYousafzai returning to the country. We have bigger problems to deal with.
— Fatima Iftikhar (@msfatimay) March 29, 2018
Another user again raised the question of security and asked: “Why she is being provided security at the expense of taxpayers money as she had done nothing special for Pakistan. Our scientists are given a zero protocol while a gamer like her is provided so. Shame on PMLN government.”
Why she is being provided security at the expense of taxpayers money as she had did nothing special for Pakistan.
Our scientists are given with a zero protocol while a gamer like her is provided so.
Shame on PMLN Govt. #MalalaYousafzai
— Ilyas Khan Pnjpao (@IlyasPnjpao) March 29, 2018
And one of the users had the something strong to say to the “haters of Malala” and wrote:
— Mix Sherni Never Dies Plate 🏳️🌈 (@Boorishiest) March 29, 2018