Malala Yousafzai Issues Statement on Sabika Sheikh’s Death
After the Santa Fe school shooting that happened in Texas on Friday, Pakistanis have been mourning the loss of 17 year old Sabika Sheikh who was just laid to rest in a funeral service in Karachi. The tragic death of the young girl has brought tears to everyone’s eyes.
Malala Yousafzai, a victim of terrorism herself and an advocate for girls’ education and rights, has issued a statement over the young girl’s untimely passing.
“I offer prayers and sympathy to Sabika Sheikh’s family and the families of her fellow victims. Sabika traveled far from home to learn and prepare for a career in public service. She dreamed of making Pakistan proud. It’s painful to see so many bright futures cut short in yet another school shooting. I hope leaders in the US, Pakistan and around the world will do justice to the lives of Sabika, her classmates and their teachers by doing more to stop violence in schools.”
The Nobel prize winner does not just offer her condolences for the death of Sabika but also urges officials and authorities to take action in ending gun violence and protect the lives of children and adults who are being subjected to such acts of terrorism.