Jul. 23, 2014   64°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

Malala, Shot For Speaking Out Against Pakistan's Taliban, To Stay In U.K.

Posted: January 2, 2013

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet

The Pakistani teenager was shot by a Taliban gunman because she criticized efforts to stop her and other girls from going to school. Taken to the U.K. for treatment, she'll stay there now that her father has been given a diplomatic job.

In November, Pakistani students in Karachi participated in a

In November, Pakistani students in Karachi participated in a "Malala Day" to show support for the girl who was shot when she spoke out against the Taliban. Masroor

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman because she had been speaking out against that group's efforts to stop Pakistani girls from going to school, will be staying in Great Britain.

Voice of America reports that Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Pakistan's high commissioner to the United Kingdom, says Malala's father has been named an education attaché at Pakistan's offices in Birmingham, England.

The BBC is also reporting the news. ITV says the job Malala's father has been given will last at least three years.

Malala was shot last October near her home in Pakistan's Swat Valley and later flown to the U.K. for treatment. This week, it was announced that she's being honored with Ireland's Tipperary International Peace Award for her courage that has "proved to be an inspiration around the globe."

Meanwhile: "Attack On Aid Workers In Pakistan Leaves 7 Dead."

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Tags

The Two-Way

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.