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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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On this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 photo, Pakistani girl Kainat Riaz, 16, answers a friends phone call at her home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan, after being wounded by the same Taliban gunman, who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan, Oct 8, 2012 on their way coming back from school. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls education. Shazia and Kainat are to return to school this week for the first time since the shooting more than one month ago. ( AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

 



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