PESHAWAR: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has called for the rebuilding of 11 schools torched in northern Pakistan.
No one was wounded in the attacks early Friday as the buildings were closed at the time.
Malala tweeted about the attack, saying “extremists have shown what frightens them most a girl with a book.”
Imran Khan, who is expected to become the next prime minister after his party won the most seats in last month’s elections, also condemned the attack on the schools and vowed to improve security once he takes office.
Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, called on Pakistan to take urgent measures to make schools safer and to fairly prosecute those responsible for such attacks.—AP