Pakistan: Doctors say Malala Yousufzai's condition is stable

Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 16:03 [IST]
 
Malala's condition stable: Doctors

London, Nov 12: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenage rights activist recovering at a UK hospital after being shot by the Taliban last month, spent another comfortable weekend in the hospital, doctors said on Monday, Nov 12.

"Malala spent another comfortable weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Her condition is stable," the hospital said in a statement.

Malala, 15, who was shot in the head for advocating girls' education in Pakistan's Swat Valley, has been undergoing a specialised treatment at the hospital for past three weeks now.

The teenaged girl was attacked by Taliban fighters in Mingora, the main town of Swat Valley, last month for speaking out against the militants where they controlled the region three years ago. After undergoing surgery in Peshawar to remove a bullet lodged near her spine, Malala was flown to Britain so that she could be provided specialised care. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened to target Malala and members of her family, including her father who runs a school in Mingora.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had announced that Nov 10, 2012 will be celebrated as Malala Day world over as it marks the 30-day anniversary of the Taliban attack on the 15-year-old education campaigner from Pakistan. The Express Tribune quoted Ki-Moon as saying that "Malala is an inspiration for girls education world over."

PTI

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