Born In: Shangla, Pakistan
Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani diplomat, educator, educational activist and human rights campaigner. He is known to the world at large as the father of youngest-ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who is famous for her human rights campaigns, particularly for protesting against the Taliban for right of education for women in her native place, Swat Valley in Pakistan. Son of Rohul Amin Yousafzai, an Imam, school teacher, orator and educational activist, Ziauddin not only evolved as an education activist himself but also inspired his daughter Malala to stand up and speak for the cause, particularly for women. He runs a chain of schools named after renowned Pashtun poet, Khushal Khan Khattak as ‘Khushal Public School’. He is affiliated to the Pakistani left-wing Pashtun nationalist party the ‘Awami National Party’ (ANP). He helped to launch ‘Global Peace Centre Canada’ (GPCC) where he presently serves the Honorary Chair on its Board of Directors. He also serves as Special Advisor on Global Education of United Nations and Pakistan’s educational attaché in consulate in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Although Malala was attacked in 2012, it could not deter Ziauddin’s endeavour in fighting for educational right of children in the developing world.
Also Known As: Ziauddin Yousafzai Shangla
Spouse/Ex-: Tor Pekai Yousafzai
children: Atal Yousafzai, Khushal Yousafzai, Malala Yousafzai
Born Country: Pakistan
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