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Air-ambulance to fly out girl shot by Taliban

Islamabad, Oct 10, 2012, (IANS) :

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has turned one of its aircraft into an air-ambulance to fly Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, to Dubai for treatment, a media report said Wednesday.

PIA Managing Director Junaid Yunus told Geo News that a makeshift air-ambulance was ready to airlift the critically injured 14-year-old from Peshawar to Dubai.

A medical board is yet to take a decision on when she should be flown abroad for further medical treatment.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik issued the order to take Malala abroad after the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar, where Malala Yousafzai's detailed check-up was conducted, made the recommendation.

Malala, Pakistan's first National Peace Award winner, was shot and seriously injured in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Tuesday.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they would target her again if she survives because she was "secular-minded".

She was on her way home from school when an attacker wearing police uniform stopped the school bus and opened fire at her. In the attack, the girl was seriously wounded, while two other girls incurred slight injuries.

Doctors in Swat valley said Yousufzai was out of danger after the bullet penetrated her skull but missed her brain.

The girl received fame in Pakistan and abroad due to her struggle for restoration of peace in Swat area.

When Taliban banned education for females in the district, she not only continued her education but also raised voice for women and children's rights by writing letters to foreign radio stations and newspapers.


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