As I write, Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel prize. This is a moment of joy and pride for Pakistan, and I hope the "haters" will learn something from it. When I met Malala in London exactly a year ago and asked her what she made of all those calling her a CIA agent, she said, "I don't blame them. There is a severe dearth of leaders. The people don’t trust anyone anymore. They are constantly searching for answers, and there are no good answers, so I don’t blame them.” A generous and subtle statement from then 16-year-old Malala, now Pakistan's second Nobel Laureate. When I asked Malala if she missed home, she said, "yahaan Swat ki tarah darakht hain, darya hain, sabza hai — laikin voh khoobsoorti nahi."