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Sharif unlikely at Malala’s Nobel ceremony

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(A File Photo) Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged Pakistani girl education activist has been chosen for Nobel Peace Prize. Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi has also been chosen for the prize. (Photo: IANS)Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is unlikely to attend the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize shared by Malala Yousufzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, a top official said.

Malala has called upon Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Dec 10 ceremony in Oslo, The Nation reported.

But Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, Sunday said that Sharif is scheduled to travel to China for an official visit on the day of the ceremony.

Malala and Satyarthi will both give speeches at the ceremony about their struggles in Pakistan and India against the suppression of child rights.

Yousufzai and Satyarthi were awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee Oct 10.