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Malala sent to Britain for treatment

Malala sent to Britain for treatment

Islamabad: Pakistan's teen peace campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot at by the Taliban last week, has been sent to Britain for treatment, the Pakistani military has said.

Malala was sent to Britain for further treatment following a decision of the board of doctors treating her in the military hospital in Rawalpindi, Geo News reported Monday.

The decision to send the 14-year-old to Britain was taken after consultations with her family members and all expenses for her treatment would be borne by the Pakistani government, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations.

Malala was shot and seriously injured in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Oct 9 when she was returning home from school. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting that also injured two other girls and sparked outrage across the world. Doctors in Peshawar removed a bullet that pierced her head and got lodged in her shoulder. She was later shifted to Rawalpindi.

The military statement said Malala was out of danger and was improving slowly and steadily. Her ventilator was removed for a while.

An ISPR spokesperson said Malala would require prolonged care to fully recover physically and psychologically.

Pakistan Ambassador in United Arab Emirates (UAE) had told Geo News that an air ambulance had flown in from UAE to shift Malala abroad.


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