Petition leads 'Malala Day'

A schoolboy has presented a petition in support of the injured Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai today on a global day of action for girls' education. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown declared today as 'Malala Day'.

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Gordon Brown declares 'Malala Day'

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Credit: Reuters/Stephen Hird

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has declared Saturday as 'Malala Day' in his role as UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

The ‘day of action’ coincides with his trip to Pakistan to deliver a petition containing more than one million signatures to President Asif Ali Zardari, urging him to "make education a reality for all Pakistani children, irrespective of gender".

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