Oct 14

Malala taken off, put back on ventilator: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Sunday termed Malala Yousafzai’s condition ‘satisfactory’ and that it was witnessing a steady improvement.Malala

It said that Malala Yousafzai was taken off the ventilator for some time and was later placed back on it.

The ISPR also said that the option to send her abroad for further treatment was being considered.

Earlier, the 14-year old activist’s doctors also termed the CT scan and other medical reports of Malala Yousafzai as satisfactory.

Earlier on Saturday, Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said that Malala Yousafzai’s condition was steadily improving and as a result the critically injured 14-year old was now being administered a lower dose of sedatives.

“Movement has been witnessed in Malala’s hands and legs which is a positive development,” Maj Gen Bajwa said.

He said the doctors have cut down the amount of sedatives being administered to Malala Yousafzai in view of the steady improvement in her health condition. Her condition is satisfactory, he added.

The DG ISPR said the board of doctors has not yet made any decision in connection with taking young Malala abroad. The doctors are constantly busy in taking post-traumatic care of their patient, he said.

Two other girl students wounded with Malala were “also being taken care of at places where they can get best treatment”, he said, without elaborating.

Meanwhile the United Arab Emirates has sent an aircraft to fly out Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban for further medical treatment.

The 14 year old is currently being treated at the AFIC in Rawalpindi.

Oct 10

Pakistani Girl Malala Yousafzai’s Full Profile

Malala Yousafzai (Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎, born 1998) is an eighth-grade Pakistani Pashtun student from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, known for being a children’s rights activist. At 13 years old she championed the cause of the people of Swat by blogging for the BBC under a pseudonym about the atrocities of the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime. The international children’s advocacy group KidsRights Foundation included Yousafzai among the nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize, making her the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award. South African Nobel laureate Desmund Tutu announced the nominations during a 2011 ceremony in Amsterdam, Holland, but Yousafzai did not win the prize.malala reuters

In October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in her neck and head by a gunman in an apparent assassination attempt. According to the Pakistani news agency NNI, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) have claimed responsibility for the attack. for details Attack on Malala Yousafzai


Yousafzai lives in Mingora, Swat, which was occupied by the Taliban from March 2009 until May 2009, when the Pakistani Army regained control of the area. During the conflict she wrote a diary for the BBC under the pseudonym “Gul Makai”, in which she described the deeds of the Taliban in Swat.


For her courageous and outstanding services for the promotion of peace under extremely hostile conditions, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the Pakistani government on 19 December 2011. Speaking to the media afterwards, she expressed her intent to form a political party focused on education. The Government Girls Secondary School, Mission Road, was immediately renamed Malala Yousufzai Government Girls Secondary School in her honour.

She was named after Malalai of Maiwand, a Pashtun poet and warrior woman.


On 9 October 2012, a gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and shot Malala and the girl who identified her. Malala was shot twice, once in the head and once in the neck, but her wounds were not life-threatening. Ihsanullah Ihsan, the chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, officially claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that she is symbolic of obscenity and has spread negative propaganda.