'Malala name used for raising fund'

Several people from the British Pakistani community have begun raising money to “promote education” in the name of Malala Yousufzai, the teenaged rights activist shot by the Taliban and currently undergoing treatment in Britain.

The 15-year-old Malala is being treated at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The News International said people have donated money in the girl’s name, but that there was little transparency in how these funds are being raised, where the money will be spent and who will oversee the fund-raising as well as the implementation.

Unauthorised collection Officials from the Pakistan High Commission as well as Queen Elizabeth Hospital told the daily that Malala’s family has not authorised any individual or organisation to collect money for setting up any institution by using Malala’s name.
“The impression that Malala’s family and the High Commission for Pakistan in Britain are supporting any individual or organisation to establish any institution using the name of Malala is incorrect,” the high commission said in a statement.

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