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Air-ambulance ready to fly Malala Dubai

- October 09, 2012 - Updated 2137 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has turned one of its planes into an air-ambulance to fly Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by cowardly militants in Swat, to Dubai for treatment, Geo News reported.


Managing Director PIA, Junaid Yunus, told Geo News that a makeshift air-ambulance was ready to airlift critically injured Malala to Dubai at the Peshawar Airport, however a medical board was yet to make a decision on when she should be flown abroad for further medical treatment.


Earlier, official orders were issued for arrangements to take critically injured Malala abroad for neurosurgery.


Interior Minister Rehman Malik issued the order after the medical board of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar, where Malala Yousafzai's detailed check-up was conducted, recommended that the 14-year old girl be taken abroad for treatment.


According to reports, Malala has suffered a serious cerebrovascular injury after a bullet fired by the Taliban gunman penetrated her skull and stopped dangerously short of her spinal cord. The slug remains lodged in her brain. Excessive swelling of the brain tissue, which followed the injury tied neurosurgeons hands and no surgical procedure could be performed immediately. Doctors are trying to subside the inflammation so that the bullet could be dislodged. Malala was shot from almost a point-blank range.


Therefore, the medical board that conducted the detailed check-up of Malala had advised that she be taken abroad for treatment. Taking her abroad, the board members said, can save her life.


The next four days will be extremely critical for Malala's survival.


Interior Minister Rehman Malik has directed Secretary Interior to make necessary arrangements for shifting Malala Yousafzai abroad.


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Amir Haider Hoti has also ordered that Malala be taken abroad for treatment.


In a clear message following the terrorist act, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility of the heinous attack on a 14-year old Malala as she travelled home from school along with other female classmates in a school van.


Two other girls in the car also sustained injuries in the attack but their condition is said to be out of danger.

Reader Comments
Dear All, first look at this link; Now I will try to talk on facts so I will provide you one BBC website address their you can go and see that how UK doctor can remove bullet wound from Malala's head as it seems in above picture that she has been shot in head (left hand side) but please go there check yourself.

They will go to hell in the end.

Kill these rats (terrorists) no matter who is funding them... Save people who are an asset to your country!!! I saw videos of Malal speaking to media and was spellbound by her determination. Hats off to her bravery. May there be more such women in Pakistan as well as India or Bangaladesh. May allah, bhagwan, wahe guru, christ, buddha or the devine power save her from this injury.

Its India and USA funding these so called talibans or assassins.

ayesha khan
Why for Dubai.. dubai doesnot have medical experts... She should be taken to India Instead or China or some other country. All incompetant doctors fly to Dubai for making money when they cant in their home countries

There r many types of Taliban, US Supported, India supported, Iran supported and very few original Taliban who do not attack on Pakistanis or innocent peoples. Every Pakistani knows who attacked on Malala. The whole Pakistani nation is praying for the speedy recovery of Malala. They are not Pakistani they want to destabilize Pakistan. This is strong message to the Pakistan enemy Taliban (Shiyateen)that we are united nation on this matter. Malala is the daughter of Pakistan.

Dear Pakistani brothers, Let us pray god for speedy recovery of the girl. At the same time, think why this is happening. Is't it that you reap what you sow? You supported the fundamentalists and terrorists for their deeds against minorities in Pakistan. Same fundamentalists have started acting against you and your children. Wake up and act against these fundamentalists before it is too late.

That the words of a 14 year old girl should frighten grown men so much that they are willing to murder her rather than politicize their own, opposing opinions with greater conviction, suggests that the Taliban are only too aware of their own illegitimacy as a religious and governmental movement.

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