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UN envoy condemns 'Malala-style' attack on Pakistani teacher

A female Pakistani teacher and mother of three was shot dead by two motorcyclists near the school where she taught in Peshawar, Pakistan.

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has condemned the shooting as a "Malala-style" incident. Malala Yousafzai, 15, is a young advocate for women's education who was shot in the face at point-blank range by Taliban gunmen on Oct. 9 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

Shahnaz Bibi was a headmistress and a teacher at a primary school. She was on her way to work, traveling with her young son, when the attack took place. Her son, Daniel, 12, was unhurt.


"I want justice," he told ITV’s Penny Marshall. "My mother suffered an injustice, and I want the world to know that."

His father must now care for Daniel and his two sisters alone.

Yousafzai was one of the first to sign a petition asking the Pakistani government to protect women and girls pursuing an education.

"I think the petition that’s now being started and led by Malala herself is demanding that the Pakistani government not only get girls to school but protect teachers and girls when they go to school from extremist sects that are trying to deny girls in the 21st century the right to education," Brown, the former British prime minister, said.

Several female aid workers and teachers have died in similar attacks in Pakistan.