Malala Yousafzai was pasted on the cover page of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2013, that it hardly impressed her when she came to know about it as she told her father about it, she said, "I don’t believe in such kind categorization of human beings".
Ziauddin Yousafzai, her father told about an interesting fact in his new book "Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality". Malala’s photo was on the cover page and inside it she was at 15th rank while President Barack Obama was at 51st rank. When Ziauddin was shown a copy of the magazine by a cab driver, Shahid Hussain in Britain about which he told it to his daughter. He explained it as "When Malala was going under a treatment, for the full time, then they needed to visit regularly, with her wife, Pekai he used to visit and we needed someone that time to take us to the hospital. On a day, our driver, Shahid Hussain, was like our friend, told us the news of TIME magazine 2013 who made a list of 100 most influential person in the world," when he showed to her she said that she don’t faith in categorizing the humans. It’s been 20 years, since Ziauddin Yousafzai has been an idol for youngsters who are fighting for equality of gender, first he fought for her daughter, Malala and thereafter for all girls throughout the globe living in the patriarchal societies. As a young by in Pakistan he was taught to believe that he is inherently much better than the sisters, Ziauddin stood against inequality in his country at a very young age. When he had a daughter he imagined that Malala shall have a good education, which is something that is only given to boys of the country and therefore he founded a school in the locality that could be attended by girls like Malala. In 2012, Malala was shot by terrorists related to Taliban for standing up to by continuing to go school founded by her father; Ziauddin. For over 20 years, Ziauddin has been fighting for equality, first for Malala and then for all girls throughout the world living in patriarchal societies. When he was a young boy in Pakistan he was taught to that he is better than sisters. He wanted to make his daughter, Malala to stand for Equality of person and bring an evolution throughout the globe.
By: Anuja Arora