Parliamentary leader of the Pakistan People’s Party in Senate , Senator Sherry Rehman said, “According to news reports, Punjab curriculum text board (PCTB) has banned a book because it carried Malala’s picture in it. Last year the same policy of erasure was seen with SMBB’s picture in a documentary celebrating women heroes. What message is the government giving to the world? That courageous women have no place in our official history? Their names and images are to be erased in Pakistan while the world celebrates them?”
“Internationally Pakistan’s identity is actually better recognized by these iconic women. People have established institutes in SMBB’s name and Malala has her own education fund, and this is how we are disrespecting their contributions in their own country? Why is the government denigrating women who achieve as controversial ? It is the state’s responsibility to protect its women but instead of doing that, they are busy deciding who gets to be a national hero or not” said Vice President PPP, Senator Sherry Rehman.