Nobel peace prize laureate saw Pakistani town of Mingora, where she was shot by partisans in 2012
Malala Yousafzai has visited her hometown Mingora for the first time since she was shot on a school bus by a Taliban militant in 2012.
Yousafzai and her mothers acre in an military helicopter at a cadet clas near the Swat Valley town in north-west Pakistan on Saturday morning.
Her uncle, Mahmoodul Hassan, told the Associated Press that the Nobel peace prize laureate had visited her residence and too planned to reunite with friends and relatives.” We are grateful to the government and the army for facilitating this visit ,” he said.
According to Pakistani broadcaster Geo TV, Yousafzai called a neighbourhood park in her city and treated students at the cadet school, telling them she was delighted to be back in the depression.” Swat is a piece of paradise ,” she said.
The visit to Mingora was not officially scheduled but had been expected after security in the area was noticeably beefed up in recent days. Roads into the town is likewise blocked off early Saturday morning.
Yousafzai, 20, was already a pre-eminent counselor-at-law for girls’ educated in October 2012 when a Taliban gunman boarded her clas bus in Mingora, asked” Who is Malala ?” and shot her, together with two others.
All three survived, but a bullet pastured Yousafzai’s brain and lodged in her neck. She received emergency care at horde infirmaries in Pakistan band was operated to Birmingham for further treatment, including skull reconstruction.
On Friday, Yousafzai told Geo TV she would not have endured without the quick response of Pakistani army surgeons and that she planned to return to the country after finishing her education.
She is a student at Oxford University and said on Friday that the other two victims, Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, had finished their schooling in Wales and were studying at Edinburgh University.
The Swat Valley periodically fell under Taliban control during Yousafzai’s early school years developing in repeated stoppages to courses as the hardline Islamist group banned daughters’ education. It was a plan they apparently enforced by blowing up the thousands of girlfriends’ schools.
Despite the peril, she persisted her activism, blogging under a pseudonym for BBC Urdu and be contained in various videos for the New York Times before she was shot.
Her aimed assassination inspired a curve of revulsion in Pakistan and she remarked returning to the country on Thursday had been the happiest day of her life. Her amaze stay to the country has been widely celebrated but it also enticed evaluation from fundamentalists who view her as an agent of western influence.
She told Pakistani media that the majority of Pakistanis supported her activism.” Those who do criticise have an laughable various kinds of evaluation that doesn’t make any feel ,” she said in an interview with The News outlet.
” What I demand is parties subsidize my purpose of education and think about the daughters of Pakistan who need an education ,” she spoke.” Don’t think about me. I don’t want any favour or I don’t want everyone to accept me. All I care about is that they accept education as such issues .”
Rather than stillness Yousafzai, the shooting returned her into a world-wide icon for girls’ education. In 2014 she was awarded the Nobel peace prize, attaining her a very young laureate in record. Her philanthropy, the Malala Fund, has invested$ 6m( PS4. 2m) in schoolbook and garbs.
In her interrogation with the News she said she had been sitting in class when the story smashed about her Nobel prize.” My educator is entered into my classroom and announced me outside ,” she withdrew.” I was worried that I might have done something wrong and I am in hassle. But she told me that I had won the agreement medal. I told thank you. You don’t know how to respond. For me, it was for the cause of education .”
The trip to Mingora was duration to fit in with her university infringe, she contributed.” That was also one of the reasons because I could not miss my clas. So this just finally happened. To be honest, I can’t believe that I am here in Pakistan. It still feels like a dream .”
She plans to return to the UK on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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