By Ambreen Fatima
(Pakdestiny.com) Will Nobel Prize winning activist, Malala Yousufzai who has become ‘millionaire’ donate some bucks to the cause of educating children of her town in Pakistan?
The Daily Mail has stated that the company Salarzai Ltd., which was set up to protect the rights to Malala’s life story, has made a pre-tax profit of £1.1 million.
Malala and her parents are joint shareholders of the company and reportedly had £2.2 million in the bank by last August.
Salarzai, which was created in 2013, is a separate operation to the charitable Malala Fund which aims to help girls safely complete secondary education worldwide. Her book ‘I Am Malala,’ has sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide since it was published three years ago; The memoir, which tells the story of her formative years growing up in Pakistan, also made her £2 million richer.
When Malala was 10, the Taliban became vocal about forbidding girls from attending school in the Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Against a backdrop of gunfire, she spoke out against their diktat and was shot on her school bus on the way home in 2012.
“After becoming millionaire Malala needs to spend at least half of her income to the cause of educating children in her town in Pakistan. It is her duty to pay back to her country,” says a humble Pakistani. Pak Destiny