Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for the first time since 2012

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Published: 2018-03-31 17:44

Last Updated: 2018-03-31 17:44


Photo of Malala Yousafzai
Photo of Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai arrived in her hometown of Mingora on Saturday, for the first time since the Taliban shot her in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education.

The 20-year-old Nobel Prize winner was received by her father Ziauddin Yousafzai amid tight security.
The visit was revealed on Thursday when Malala announced on BBC that she was “so happy to be home and to put my feet on this land again.”

Malala travelled to Mingora from Islamabad in a helicopter provided by the Pakistan army and arrived before dawn on Thursday.

She is expected to go back to the UK on Monday, where she will complete her first year of undergraduate studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.