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Malala Yousufzai – the story of Pakistan’s heroine in photos

by | 5th, January 2013

THE Taliban shot 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai in the head on October 9 2012. The gunman wanted Malala dead. Her crime? Promoting education for women and girls in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. At the suggestion of her father, she had blogged anonymously for the BBC. Malala made a stand. After the assassination attempt, she was flown from Mingora to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. A few things make you proud to be British. This is one. Malala is lucky to be alive. She will undergo reconstructive cranial surgery. For now and the foreseeable future she will live with her father Ziauddin, mother Toorpekai and younger brothers Khushal and Atul in the Midlands. The Pakistani government made Ziauddin education attaché at the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham, a three-year post, a move that means the family can legally live in the UK. Ziauddin is an English graduate from a well-established local family who set up a private girls’ school. No-one has been arrested for the heinous crime. This is the story in photos:


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The ambulance carrying injured Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai, leaves Birmingham airport, England Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. A Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants has arrived in Britain, where she is to get specialized care. The attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai a week ago horrified people across Pakistan and abroad. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


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