Malala ends her Pakistan visit, returns to UK

Hugh Fox
April 3, 2018

Victor of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, she has continued her campaigning while pursuing her studies at Oxford University.

After the attack, Yousafzai was airlifted overseas and underwent surgery.

According to her uncle Mahmoodul Hassan, she is visiting her home and also plans to meet with her friends and relatives.

Yousafzai and her family were taken to Islamabad airport in a security convoy and they boarded a London-bound flight, said aviation official Akmal Kayani.

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Ms Yousafzai briefly visited her native Swat valley over the weekend during her first trip back to the once militant-infested region where she was targeted.

Malala, who is now studying at Oxford University, visited the PM House and her hometown Swat during the visit.

The famed human rights activist was shot at by the Taliban gunman in December 2012 for her female education campaigning in the Swat Valley in northeastern Pakistan. She attended a reception at Abbasi's office and made an emotional speech in which she said it was one of the happiest days of her life to be back in her country.

"She said it is especially important for a girl to be in school because if not, ". she is more likely to get married at the age of 13 and 14. He wanted to invite me to a discussion on "I Am Not Malala Day", to be observed on March 30 by All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF). In February this year 11 military personnel were killed in an attack, and analysts have warned the militants still have a presence there.

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Malala is now studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University in England while also working with the Malala Fund to continue the work she started nearly a decade ago in her small town in Pakistan.

Though she is known worldwide, Malala is a controversial figure at home. She is more likely to be in child labor. "We will have to work very hard to bring them all to school", she vowed. "People have positive as well as negative views about her", fellow resident Arshad Ali said.

Earlier this month, a new girls' school built with her Nobel prize money opened in Shangla, near her home district of Swat.

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