Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Written by  BBC

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.

28
March

According to BBC, 20 year old Ms Yousafzai, a vocal human rights activist, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012.

 

At just 11, Ms Yousafzai began writing an anonymous diary for BBC Urdu about her life in north-west Pakistan under Taliban rule. BBC reports.

 

A vocal advocate for female education amid militant suppression, she was targeted on a school bus at 15, and her story catapulted her to international fame.

 

Following her shooting she was transported to the UK for treatment in Birmingham, where her family continues to live.

Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, she has continued campaigning while pursuing studies at Oxford University.

 

She is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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