Pakistani NGO activists hold placards during an event to celebrate the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai in Islamabad on October 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ Aamir QURESHI
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Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.Inquilab Khan, a 45-year-old pharmacy owner in Peshawar -- the main city in the Islamist insurgency-racked northwest -- said he did not understand why Malala had been awarded the Nobel prize.Malala is the country's second-ever Nobel laureate after Abdus Salaam, who won the physics prize in 1979 but was widely shunned for being a member of the persecuted Ahmadi minority.A new Facebook page called "Malala Haters" depicts the teenager with fangs, juxtaposing her image alongside alleged child victims of US drones.Supporters fear Malala could be forced to remain in exile like fellow laureate Salaam, who left the country after Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims.
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