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Pakistani victim sent to UK

2012-10-15 08:11

Islamabad - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban because she campaigned for the right to education was on Monday sent to Britain for medical treatment, the military said.

"Pakistan has arranged with the UAE for a specially equipped air ambulance to transfer Malala [Yousufzai]  to the UK," it said in a statement after the United Arab Emirates had told Pakistan it was ready to send a plane to evacuate her.

The shooting of 14-year-old Malala has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than $100 000 for the capture of her attackers.

She was treated at the country's top military hospital in Rawalpindi, the twin city of the capital Islamabad, where doctors on Sunday removed her ventilator for a "successful" short trial.

"The medical team treating Malala have been reviewing her progress at regular intervals and consulting with international experts", the statement said.

It added,"the acute phase has been managed in accordance with international standards and the medical team is pleased with her present condition which has been described as optimal".

Comments
  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-15 08:53

    Capture them and send them to GUANTANAMO BAY to torture them to death. Then afterwards piss on there corpses PIGS.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-15 13:37

      Disgusting.

  • Selwyn Marlon Hopper - 2012-10-15 09:07

    hope she recovers and gets that education something no one should be deprived of

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-10-15 09:27

    whos gonna pay for this I wonder?

      phathuchicos - 2012-10-15 12:27

      stupidity reign supreme hey...do you watch the news?

  • phathuchicos - 2012-10-15 12:26

    Malala...You rock...May the good God deliver you speedy recovery and more strength so that one day you may guide Pakistan out of darkness.

  • Xolani Made - 2012-10-21 11:58

    UK.... Must be very careful of these Terrorist......, they might pay a visit there......! (( Wish a speedy recovery))

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