Malala visits home town in Pak where she was shot

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Apr 2018 08:49:04


 

ISLAMABAD,

NOBEL peace laureate and young education activist Malala Yousafzai visited her home in Swat Valley, more than five years after she was shot in the head there by the Taliban.
Malala Yousafzai, 20, along with her parents, State Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and others landed near her family home in Mingora in the morning amid tight security, the Pakistani media reported.


In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai -- then 15 years old -- was attacked when she was returning from her school. She was later flown to London for medical treatment.
The activist, who is on four-day visit to Pakistan, met her friends and family before visiting the Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh, some 15 km outside of Mingora.


Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan early Thursday. She later delivered an emotional speech at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad saying it had been her dream to return “without any fear”. “Always it has been my dream that I should go to Pakistan and there, in peace and without any fear, I can move on streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people. “And I think that it’s my old home again... so it is actually happening, and I am grateful to all of you,” an emotional Yousafzai said on her return.


Due to security reasons, her entire itinerary had been kept tightly under wraps.
Meanwhile, in a televised interview with Geo TV aired on Friday, the activist said she plans to return to Pakistan permanently once her studies are completed.