Lifestyle & Belief

Malala Yousufzai Flown to UK for Treatment Amid Overwhelming Support


A student holds an image of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban, during a rally in Lahore. (Photo: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)

Malala Yousufzai is the 14-year-old schoolgirl who campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan, and was shot by a Taliban gunman on her way from school last week. Yousufzai was flown out of Pakistan to the United Kingdom today. She will treated at the Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Birmingham.

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Ameena Saiyid is the Managing Director of Oxford University Press in Karachi.

She also runs a Children's Literature Festival and was planning an event in Peshawar with Malala Yousufzai as a guest star.

She says the huge rallies in support of Malala Yousufazai over the weekend show there is a turning point in Pakistani society.