SWAT: Fourteen-year-old Hira Akbar became the second student from Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa after Malala Yousafzai to be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.She was among the six students shortlisted out of 200 across the world for the award. “I will continue my struggle for the rights of my fellow students in Swat,” Hira said.“The award nomination has motivated me to strive for children’s rights across the province,” she added. Hira, the speaker of the Child Rights Committee’s parliament, was nominated for the award for her efforts for children’s rights in Swat. Malala, who was shot by Taliban militants after campaigning for girls’ right to education, had won the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013. Published in Daily Times, November 7th 2017.