|Pakistan asks Afghanistan to send ‘FM Mullah’ back||
On October 9, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by TTP militants in the town of Mingora for speaking out against the extremists and promoting education for girls and women in the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Fazlullah, who is now based in Afghanistan's Kunar province, claimed responsibility for the attack. The TTP's former Swat chief is known as ‘FM Mullah’ for his use of a roving transmitter to broadcast speeches against education for women and girls.
On Sunday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar made the demand during her meeting in Islamabad with U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Marc Grossman, whose country, along with some other American allies, has been occupying Afghanistan since October 2001, The Express Tribune reported on Monday.
Fazlullah has also been involved in planning and executing many other deadly attacks inside Pakistan from Afghanistan, including attacks on the Pakistani security forces.
In 2008 and 2009, the TTP banned female education in the Swat Valley, depriving more than 40,000 girls of education. Led by Fazlullah, TTP militants destroyed hundreds of schools in the valley during a campaign of violence over the course of the two years, which led to a dramatic decline in the number of girls enrolled in schools in the region.
In 2009, Malala Yousafzai rose to fame for writing about life in the Swat Valley under the TTP. She later received Pakistan’s National Peace Award for bravery and was also nominated for an international children's peace award.
On October 15, she was flown into Britain for specialist care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after Pakistani doctors said she needed treatment for a damaged skull and “intensive neuro-rehabilitation.”
On Friday, Dr. Dave Rosser, the medical director of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said, “Malala is still showing some signs of infection… in the bullet track which is our key source of concern.”
“It's clear that she's not out of the woods yet,” Rosser told reporters outside the hospital, adding, she had sustained a “very, very grave injury.”
“Having said that, she is doing very well. In fact, she was standing with some help for the first time this morning when I went in to see her.”
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