Malala Yousafzai to make UK her permanent home?
Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 17:33
  
London: Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for speaking out against the terror outfit, is expected to make Britain her permanent home.

Malala, 15, was shot by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on October 09 for advocating female education. She is currently being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and is said to be making good progress.

Malala's parents and two brothers flew to Britain last month so that they could be with her. The Pakistani government has now offered her father Ziauddin a job at its consulate in Birmingham, reports the Daily Mail.

"Because of his experience as a teacher and in administrative roles in Pakistan it was decided he would be best placed as a counsellor or administrative assistant. The initial contract is for a year and the Pakistan government will provide him with a home in Birmingham and a car. The government feels it has a duty of care to the family and the situation in Pakistan for them is very dangerous," said a source.

Everyone in the Yousafzai family is on a tourist visa and the visas will expire around March 2013.

Birmingham Labour MP Khalid Mahmood welcomed the move, saying the family would be surrounded by friends and family in Birmingham. The Taliban have threatened to target Malala and members of her family, raising questions about whether it would be safe for her to return to Pakistan.

ANI


First Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 17:33


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