Malala ends her Pakistan visit, returns to UK

Marsha Scott
April 3, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai ended a surprise, four-day trip Monday to Pakistan. Based out of Birmingham, Yousafzai founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit and in 2013 co-authored a book - I am Malala, an worldwide bestseller. She arrived in Pakistan with extraordinary tight security.

Mingora is where Malala's family was living and where she was attending school on October 9, 2012, when a gunman boarded her school bus, asked "Who is Malala?" and shot her. People in our country are uniting for a better Pakistan. The fans and followers of the world's youngest and Pakistan's only woman Nobel Peace Prize victor celebrated her homecoming only on Twitter, not on the streets.

Since recovering, Yousafzai became a prominent education activist. "I usually don't is very rare for me to cry". "My treatment here [Pakistan] was by Army doctors and if they had not done my surgery in time I would not be here today". I was happy to be home. He wanted to invite me to a discussion on "I Am Not Malala Day", to be observed on March 30 by All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF).

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"I left Swat with my eyes closed and now I am back with my eyes open", she said, referring to how she was airlifted out in a coma after the attack in 2012.

During the visit, she met PM and visited her hometown Swat. "There is that extreme mindset.and in order to protect children from that kind of mindset we have to make sure that children are in school, in safe schools where they are getting not just education, but quality education". She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. "We need to see what she has done until now, she has constructed a model school at Shangla reflecting her sincerity of purpose-to promote education especially among girls in the country". There had been much speculation within the country over whether Malala would go to Swat during her visit. She is more likely.not being able to speak out for herself if she is facing any harassment or any violence. She is more likely to be in poverty.

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