Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai, like all the Pakistani daughters, is like his daughter.
Sharif met Malala during a conference on education in New York on Wednesday and said that she was needed that most right now in Pakistan.
Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October due to her writings against them, had left the country to Britain for medical treatment, and cannot return due to the risk of reprisal attacks.
According to the Express Tribune, Nawaz said that Pakistan eagerly awaits her return.
With the country reeling a twin suicide attack on a church in Peshawar on Sunday that killed over 80 people, Nawaz said that at this moment Pakistan needed Malala the most.
He added that she would be made an ambassador for education in Pakistan.
According to the report, Nawaz said that his administration is working to improve education in Pakistan, including implementing a uniform education system and working on war footing for ensuring school enrollment of every child.
Malala said that education was the only solution to all the problems in Pakistan.