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Malala shifted to Rawalpindi

- October 11, 2012 - Updated 1341 PKT - From Web Edition

PESHAWAR: Malala Yousufzai has been shifted to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi from the Combined Military Hospital here for further treatment.


"Her condition is not yet out of danger despite improvement. She is being shifted to Rawalpindi," Masood Kausar, the governor of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told reporters.


According to the DG ISPR Asim Bajwa, doctors recommended that AFIC has better facilities for post-surgery care


The decision to shift Malala to Rawalpindi was made by a panel of Pakistani and British doctors.


Neurosurgeon Colonel Junaid told reporters that the next 10-15 days are critical for Malala.


Doctors were successful in removing a bullet which pierced Malala’s head and was lodged in her shoulder on Wednesday. Following the operation, Malala remains unconscious and is being kept in the intensive care unit of the hospital.


Interior Minister Rehman Malik and KP information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told reporters on Thursday that Malala would not be sent abroad for treatment as her condition was improving.


Malala along with two other students were shot outside their school on Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.


Malala won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat three years ago, when militants led by radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah burned girls' schools and terrorised the valley.


Her struggle resonated with tens of thousands of girls who were being denied an education by militants across northwest Pakistan, where the government has been fighting local Taliban since 2007.

Reader Comments
Such a shame that this young girl must endure prejudice like this.

Essjay, going by your logic - all the kids should be moved out of Pakistan.

United Kingdom
Indians should look into their own country before making any comments towards Pakistan

Malala we love you and people all over the world are praying for you, you make your nation proud.

Thousand of Malala like children have lost their lives in US drone attacks in same area but US media never raise any voice and publish any picture of these US drone affected children. Now US media is using this incident for political gains which is very shameful and unfortunate. Attacking on incent children like Malala by militants or by US Drones is heinous acts we should condemn both type of actions.

feel sorry for a young brave girl. and pakistani people as a nation have to be the most "jahil" in the world, because there are still some who are trying to justify taliban.

allah pak is ko hamari b umar laga dain ameen or allah pak un ko nisto naboot farmay jinho nai is ka bura socha hai

muhammad ahsan
get well soon...!

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