The father of Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has called for free and fair elections in Pakistan.
Ziauddin Yousufzai, who was appointed as the United Nations' special adviser for global education in the wake of the attack on his 15-year-old
daughter, appealed for a level playing field for all political parties in the elections.
"It is the right of every Pakistani party, liberal or otherwise, to campaign without any insecurity or coercion. True democracy can only be established if it is not engineered" he told 'The News' from Birmingham, where his family is now based.