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Will Malala, Musk, Gates, Zuckerberg attend sci-tech conference in Pakistan?

Chaudhry has said that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Tesla owner Elon Musk, principal founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg have been invited to attend sci-tech conference scheduled to be held in Pakistan in October this year.

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Tesla owner Elon Musk, principal founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg have been invited to attend sci-tech conference scheduled to be held in Pakistan in October this year.

The federal minister revealed that Malala has been invited to the forthcoming sci-tech conference titled ‘Think Future’ in Pakistan, adding that he also wanted the people behind top tech companies to be a part of the event.

“We are sending invitations to Tesla owner Elon Musk, principal founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, and Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg to attend the conference in Pakistan,” Chaudhry said.

The 22-year-old student of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford is a household name in the fight for women’s rights.

“October 17 is the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (Muslim scholar in British India), the day the international science conference will be held,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader told a press conference in Islamabad.

He said the moot’s purpose was to attract the world’s attention towards Pakistan in the field of science and technology.

Malala Yousafzai – Household name in Fight for Women’s Right

Malala is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. On her birthday – recognized as Malala Day – today’s youth can learn from Malala’s life of activism. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world,” she once said. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism,” she said on another occasion.

Read more: Malala makes Pakistan proud: set to receive Harvard School’s award

The United Nations had declared July 12 as Malala Day to commemorate not only young Pakistani activist’s birthday, but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. Malala has led a rather risky life in order to fight for the education of girls in a previously Taliban-dominated area.

In 2008, Malala Yousafzai started writing about the rising influence of the Taliban in Pakistan for BBC Urdu, under a pseudonym. Malala, who became the extremist group’s target after publicly speaking about girls having the right to education, gained worldwide recognition when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012. At 15, she was attacked on her way home from school.

A year later in 2013, while recovering from her injuries in a hospital in Birmingham, Malala decided to continue fighting for girls’ education and started the Malala Fund along with her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.

Read more: Malala makes list of 150 most influential women in UK

Currently, the 22-year-old student of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford is a household name in the fight for women’s rights.

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