Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her crusade for the education of girls has been discharged from the British hospital where she was being treated.

The hospital said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was strong enough to be released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The doctors said she would continue her recovery at her parents' temporary English home before undergoing major reconstructive surgery in a few weeks.

Gunmen opened fire on Malala in October as she returned home from school in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley.

The teenager was internationally known for speaking out in favor of girls' education and against the militant group who had taken over her hometown three years ago. She was shot in the head and neck.

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who visited the teenager in the hospital, said the attack was “meant to tarnish the true face of Pakistan and to discourage those struggling for human liberties and for the democratization of our society.”