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Malala to get honorary Canadain citizenship

OTTAWA: Canada will bestow honorary citizenship on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education activist who was awarded this year s Nobel Peace prize.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday that Yousafzai will visit Ottawa on Oct. 22. She is the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.
Yousafzai, 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago for insisting that girls as well as boys have the right to an education. With the help of British medical care, she survived to become an international advocate for girls  education.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with India s Kailash Satyarthi, who has fought to end child slavery and exploitative child labor.