(London – PR) : Pakistani High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas represents Pakistan at Malala’s press conference in Birmingham. High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas represented Pakistan at the first press conference held by Malala Yousafzai after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The press conference was held yesterday in Birmingham. At the occasion, the High Commissioner, on behalf of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, presented flower bouquets to Malala and also conveyed their felicitations and best wishes to Malala and her family.
Later, the High Commissioner had an interaction with the local and international media during which he called Malala “Pride of Pakistan” as stated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He added that Pakistani nation felt honoured with this award and was rejoicing Malala’s achievement.
The High Commissioner said:
“This is a proud moment not only for Malala but also for us because I am sure this prize is going to give a big boost to our campaign to educate more and more children.
“This award will augur well for the peace in the region as well as in the entire world.”
Ibne Abbas also told the reporters that Pakistan High Commission would hold a ceremony in London to celebrate Malala’s award with the Pakistani community.
In her address, Malala said that she was a Pakistani and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize established that Pakistan is a peace loving country. She dedicated her award to the children of the world and urged them to stand up for their right to education.
The newly appointed High Commissioner was advised to attend Malala’s press conference in Birmingham last minute and canceled his pre arranged meeting with the Pakistani journalists based in the UK, some of who came from other cities as far as Shefield in Northern England. An email was sent to the journalists from Press Attache Muneer Ahmed.
” Dear Friend, This is to inform that media interaction with High Commissioner H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas today has been postponed temporarily as the High Commissioner has to travel to Birmingham to attend a ceremony with Malala Yousafzai in connection with her winning the Nobel Peace Prize. You will be soon informed about the new date and time for the meeting. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused due to this postponement. Best regards,’
It is all about ‘priorities’ as a senior journalist said: ‘never give priority to those who take you as an option’