Six Years After Brutal Attack On Her, Malala Visits Pakistan

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Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday, after nearly six years. It is her first visit to her native country after a brutal attack on her. On October 9, 2012, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Malala was targeted for advocating education for girls.

Malala nearly died in the attack. Therefore, precise details of her current Pakistan visit have been kept private. The trip is expected to last four days. It will also include a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Yousafzai reached the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in the early hours of Thursday. She was accompanied by her parents and heavy security there.

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News of Malala visiting Pakistan made instant headlines in Pakistan. She has become a global symbol for human rights and a vocal campaigner for girls’ education.

After the attack, Malala shifted to Birmingham. In the British city, she was treated for her injuries. She also completed her school education there

The gritty girl was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. At 17, Malala was the youngest Nobel Laureate.

She is currently pursuing studies at Oxford University and continuing her fight for human rights.

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There are mixed responses of Pakistanis about Malala’s visit.

Many see Malala as a hero, but some consider her an agitator who should be silenced

Built girls’ school with Nobel prize money

She has also started the Malala Fund. This initiative supports secondary education for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria, as well as in countries hosting Syrian refugees.

Also: Malala Yousafzai Aspires To Work For Girls In India

Picture Credits: Zee News

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Deepali Is An Intern With SheThePeople.TV