Pakastani Girl Shot By Taliban Flown To U.K. For Medical Treatment

Mon, October 15, 2012 3:32pm EDT by 7 Comments
Malala Yousafzai U.K. hospital

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9 for promoting girls’ education, has been transported to the U.K. for further treatment. A rally for the wounded teenager on Oct. 14 brought thousands of supporters to Karachi, Pakistan to protest the violent attack.

Malala Yousafzai is still recovering from the gunshot wounds she suffered on Oct. 9 when an armed Taliban militant charged her school bus and shot her at point-blank range in the head and neck. The 14-year-old activist, who was targeted for her efforts to promote education and equality for girls in the Swat valley of Pakistan, arrived in the U.K. on Oct. 15, where she will receive further treatment.

Malala was being treated at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, when Pakistani doctors and international medical experts decided to fly her to Britain, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Malala will require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma that she has received,” according to a statement by the Pakistani military.

She was flown in an aircraft equipped supplied by the United Arab Emirates that contained specialized medical equipment, and was transported to the major trauma center at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Her treatment will include skull reconstruction and neurological rehabilitation for the injuries suffered from the bullet to her skull, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

On Oct. 14, thousands of protestors gathered in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, in support of Malala’s activism against the Taliban, and as a protest to the militant violence in Pakistan. The demonstration, which was arranged by the liberal Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was the largest so far in support of Malala and her two wounded classmates.

Malala was targeted for speaking out against the Taliban and promoting the education of young girls. She blogged about her views for an award-winning blog for the BBC under a pen name. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have taken responsibility for the shootings, and have promised to target her again if she survives the attack.

No word on how long Malala will be staying in the U.K or if she will return to Pakistan.

Such a tragedy. Our thoughts are with brave Malala and her family during this difficult time.

What do YOU think of Malala’s efforts HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

More tragic HollyBaby news:

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  2. Girl, 14, Shot By Taliban For Standing Up For Education
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Larry

Posted at 12:29 AM on May 9, 2013  

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Meeka

Posted at 3:13 AM on October 24, 2012  

Everything of the best , Dont be afraid to speak your mind. That is part of Freedom.. I hope the catch the scumbags and i hope and pray that you will fully recover and stand for what you believe.

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Laiba Adnan

Posted at 4:18 PM on October 15, 2012  

Please get well soon malala i m fighting for you from my city karachi i know u r a fighter just don`t give up fight for ur life and then fight for ur rights i hope these taliban organization will taste there own medicine some day they just shot a little girl b`cause she was a girl and was studying. They don`t understand that God will never give them any place in heaven if they will make the others life living hell on earth no matter if they are doing any thing bad for any non muslim or any muslim all mankind is the same in God`s eyes. I pray to allah that these people burn in hell after dying.

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Meeka

Posted at 3:15 AM on October 24, 2012  

I totally agree.. There will never be a place for this so called TTP.. They jusy disgust me.. They must do that in SA and see how far the organistaion will stand.

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Lola

Posted at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2012  

Malala I wish u the best and the kind of courage that u have should be the ones that younger generations of this century should look up to!!
I wish Allah would be there through out ur whole journey!!
And wish the family luck, may God be with you through this difficult time!

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Lisa

Posted at 3:44 PM on October 15, 2012  

Where’s Oprah now? THESE are the people that need help. She has BILLIONS! Help THIS CHILD!

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