But here in her homeland, the girl whose desire to go to school almost left her dead, the child who went to the White House and urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan – telling the US president how his drones fuel terrorism and kill the innocent victims – is viewed with widespread suspicion and lingering and deep resentment.
Malala is viewed by many as a stooge of the west, a young woman being used to push a message for the US and foreign powers. One frustrated father of a nine year old girl told me “Sadly, people are not ready to accept that Malala is Pakistan’s pride.
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How is Malala Viewed in Pakistan?