National Peace Award winner Malala Yousafzai injured in attack
October 9th, 2012 by Faisal Farooq | 52 Comments |
According to the reports, unidentified assailant opened fire on the vehicle of Malala when she was going towards her home from her school, injuring two girls including Malala.
The attacker wearing police uniform stopped her vehicle near her school and opened fire on Malala after inquiring about her, the reports added.
A private TV channel said, “She received two bullets in the attack and being treated in Saido Sharif hospital”.
The 14-year-old Yousufzai, who belonged to Mingora, struggled for restoring peace in Swat and education for girls in the region for which she was awarded the National Peace Award by former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
When the Taliban had banned education for females in the district, she kept a diary for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and wrote about the misdeeds of militants.
Yousufzai also remained a speaker for the Child Assembly in Swat, which works for child rights in the district.
Later on, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the government of Pakistan on December 19, 2011 for rendering courageous services to promote peace during the mayhem.
The international children's advocacy group Kids Rights Foundation included Malala among the nominees for the International Children's Peace Prize, making her the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award.
It is important to mention that Malala had been receiving threats to her life, after which she was provided with a special car and unarmed security personnel.
Reza Hasan Laskar, who is correspondence of PTI in Islamabad tweeted, “Taliban spokesperson Ihsanullah Ihsan had said on March 9 that Malala Yousafzai was on the militants' ‘hit list’.”