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Police officers patrol outside the emergency entrance of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where injured Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai arrived for treatment in Birmingham, central England on October 15, 2012. – Photo by Reuters

BIRMINGHAM: 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban has every chance of making a “good recovery”, British doctors said on Monday as the Pakistani school girl arrived at a hospital in central England for treatment of her severe wounds.

Malala, who was shot for advocating education for girls, was flown from Pakistan to receive specialist treatment at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital at a unit expert in dealing with complex trauma cases that has treated hundreds of soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

“Doctors...believe she has a chance of making a good recovery on every level,” said Dr Dave Rosser, the hospital's medical director, adding that her treatment and rehabilitation could take months.

He told reporters that Malala, whose shooting has drawn widespread condemnation, had not yet been assessed by British medics but said she would not have been brought to Britain at all if her prognosis was not good.

TV footage showed a patient, believed to be the schoolgirl, being rushed from an ambulance into the hospital surrounded by a large team of medical staff.

She will now undergo scans to reveal the extent of her injuries, but Rosser said they could not provide any further details without her agreement.

Pakistani surgeons removed a bullet from near her spinal cord during a three-hour operation the day after the attack last week, but she now needs intensive specialist follow-up care.

They have said Malala needs treatment for a damaged skull and “intensive neuro-rehabilitation.”

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the “barbaric” attack on Malala had “shocked Pakistan and the world.” “Malala will now receive specialist medical care in an NHS (National Health Service) hospital,” he said.

“The public revulsion and condemnation of this cowardly attack shows that the people of Pakistan will not be beaten by terrorists.” Security concerns meant Malala’s departure after daybreak from Islamabad Airport – in an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates – was not announced until the plane was airborne.

Malala, who had been treated in a Pakistani military hospital, was accompanied on the plane by an intensive care specialist.

Asked if Malala will be guarded at the Birmingham hospital, Cameron’s spokeswoman said: “You wouldn’t expect me to talk about security matters in detail but certainly security has been taken into account.”

The shooting has been denounced worldwide and by Pakistan, which has said it will do everything possible to ensure Malala recovers and will meet all the costs of her treatment.

The cold-blooded murder attempt has sickened Pakistan, where Malala came to prominence with a blog for the BBC highlighting atrocities under the hardline Islamist Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who terrorised the Swat valley from 2007 until an army offensive in 2009.

Activists say the shooting should be a wake-up call to those who advocate appeasement with the Taliban, but analysts suspect there will be no significant change in a country that has sponsored radical Islam for decades.

On Sunday, around 10,000 people gathered in Karachi for a rally in support of Malala, organised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

But right-wing and conservative religious leaders have refrained from publicly denouncing the Taliban. They have warned the government against using the attack on Malala as a pretext for an offensive in the militant bastion of North Waziristan.

The United States has long called on Pakistan to wage an operation in the district, considered the leadership base of the Haqqani network – blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan – as well as a Taliban stronghold.

Malala was first airlifted from Swat to a military hospital in the northwestern city of Peshawar, then to the country’s top military hospital in Rawalpindi, where doctors on Sunday took her off a ventilator for a “successful” short trial.

The army said a panel of Pakistani doctors and international experts agreed Malala needed “prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma that she has received.”

It is also expected that damaged bones in her skull will need to be repaired, and that she will need “long-term rehabilitation, including intensive neuro-rehabilitation.”

Schools and mosques across Pakistan have held special prayers for Malala.

Pakistan has offered more than $100,000 for the capture of her attackers.

A senior police official told AFP that investigators have questioned dozens of suspects, but that the hunt for the main culprits was continuing.

Ahmad Shah, police station chief in the town of Mingora where Malala was shot, has said nearly 200 people were detained including the bus driver and a school watchman, but most have been released.


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Comments (177) Closed



Rehman
Oct 15, 2012 05:53pm
God may grant recovery and health to young brave Mlala,thanks toArab emaret,Uk and pakistan for humanly possible service to young activist.She is light for us.
Sohail Khan , USA
Oct 15, 2012 10:07pm
Russians could not defeat Taliban, Americans could not defeat Taliban, but a 14 years old girl just defeated and humiliated Taliban to the core, I see Nelson Mandela , Gandhi and Bacha Khan ( The Frontier Gandhi) written all over it......
manghirmalani
Oct 15, 2012 02:22pm
why international community
Shafiq
Oct 15, 2012 12:28pm
Really Arif! Everything is wrong in Pakistan! Which world do you come from? Think before you make such a vague statement.
ramshankerdubey
Oct 15, 2012 09:34am
May God protect her. Pak authorities and international community must be cautious for her protection too
A. Khan
Oct 15, 2012 02:06pm
This is a civilian matter, not a military operation. Why is the ISPR issuing statements ? Or perhaps our interior minister has his hands full and mouth busy issuing statements about new military operations in Waziristan and then contradicting himself ?
Sara Khan
Oct 15, 2012 05:38pm
OMG, another american sweetheart
tara
Oct 15, 2012 08:15pm
It is such a shame for us that we can not treat anything in our country. Why cant we have trauma centres etc at least in big cities equipped with modern technology especially when we are having massive accidents every day.
XX1
Oct 17, 2012 06:44am
Because they are not anyones agent.
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 02:55pm
There can be no negotiation with the Taliban. They take that as a sign of weakness that empowers them.
ROHIT PANDEY
Oct 15, 2012 11:01pm
I remember the case of Wasim Akram's wife.Do you?
mian Riaz
Oct 15, 2012 11:03pm
We should not worry about who get the credit. At the juncture lets pray for her full recovery. These are petty things u are talking about, Pakistani Doctors did the best they can , hopefully she out of danger . Uk will provide excellent rehab services., InshaAllah.
Marvin (Edmonton, Canada)
Oct 15, 2012 11:14pm
How perverse and sickening it is that the Muslims in Pakistan (and the world), including Islamic clerics, show absolutely no concern and compassion for Rimsha Masih, the Christian teenager charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning pages of Islam's holy book. She faces a death sentence due to the VERY SAME rules based on the VERY SAME cult that the Taliban follow.
BEA
Oct 16, 2012 04:26pm
well said.
jamshed10@hotmail.com
Oct 15, 2012 07:58pm
Ameen
Naqvi
Oct 15, 2012 11:22pm
Yeh have everything in Pakistan when you can't even provide needles free of contamination.
jamshed10@hotmail.com
Oct 15, 2012 08:00pm
She is in critical care and that means she is in danger, she did moved some but not any more. I hope Allah gives her health and hell to Talibans and Mullahs like Mulana Diesel.
Naqvi
Oct 15, 2012 11:25pm
Haters will be haters....this is the delimma of our country. Just can't learn their lesson.
N K Ali
Oct 16, 2012 02:06am
This is the best news for an early morning riser. We love you Malala and after Allah Allmighty, we love you and are praying for your healthy recovery and long and normal life. Godspeed. Ameen. Salams
M
Oct 15, 2012 08:03pm
And from Canada. We all have our differences, but thugs and murderers that target children with hit lists is something no right minded individual, anywhere in the world, wants to see walk free.
saythetruth10
Oct 15, 2012 08:50pm
Why send her to UK we have everything in Pakistan. Now UK will take the credit for her recovery even though our Pakistani army doctors stabilized her and she was recovering well. Later she will be used a propaganda tool against Pakistan by the western media.
Hitler
Oct 17, 2012 07:22am
Tell that to the Palestinians and Persians
surjit singh
Oct 15, 2012 02:47pm
In pray to Waheguru for your speedy recovery.
ejaz ali
Oct 15, 2012 02:05pm
Can you please substantiate your comments ! lets get wise from your perspective. Plz remember its the incompetent, complicit and non-professional governance,Defense forces inclusive in it, that we are facing such environment and circumstances today.
Aamir
Oct 15, 2012 11:56am
Rightly said, "Most government officials have refrained from publicly criticising the Taliban by name over the attack, in what critics say is a lack of resolve against extremism."
Khalid Palijo
Oct 15, 2012 11:52am
Dear Ajamal, I have no sympathy for the mindset that tries to distract from the main issue; intolerance and use of violence against women and children by the extremists who call themselves Taliban. This is not the exclusive problem of the government or the Army. This is your and mine and the society's problem. How will you feel if some of these lunatics stopped your children's school bus, asked for your daughter by name, praying that you have or will have a daughter, and shot her in the head because she wants to go to school? In my opinion the biggest threat Pakistani society is not from the extremists called Taliban but from the simpletons who are taken in by their rhetoric and fabricate excuses for them.
innocense
Oct 15, 2012 02:50pm
Is this religion of peace by shooting innocents.God bless malala
Srini
Oct 15, 2012 11:52am
Hello, why to forgive the people who tried to kill a bravest possible teenage girl of entire MUSLIM world if not Pakistan?
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 02:52pm
She will be much safer there long term.
Melike Kavala
Oct 15, 2012 02:57pm
May God save her
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 03:01pm
No one could have said that better.
Fred
Oct 17, 2012 06:58am
She is a beacon of foreign propaganda. Her attitude is that of her foreign handlers. You Pakistani are simple people who believe everything you are told and question nothing. As a western skeptic I saw through this whole thing immediately.
masud
Oct 15, 2012 11:58am
I agree she belongs to not only Swat or Pakistan but to entire mankind.May she survives to read all these beautiful comments coming from all over the world.
Sijjee
Oct 15, 2012 05:59pm
Yo! Killing a 14 year girl is different than killing an adult, Yo! If you do not perceive a difference between killing a child and killing an adult Yo then you are just as bad as TTP .. Yo!
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 03:07pm
The United States would be happy to provide medical treatment free to Malala, and house her family near the hospital. The President of the United States already has offered to provide for her treatment in the USA.
I. Khan
Oct 15, 2012 01:11pm
I am glad Malala has left for U.K , I wonder why they had to wait for so long while her condition deteriated. Why these generals and doctor kept making false statements by telling us that her condition is improving while the news is that she is in bad shape and she may not survive. I pray to my God to bless Malala with full recovery, I wonder why our Military Doctors and General incharge were so slow to make a decision to send her to U.K. while U.K, U.S and U.A.E had offered to help Malala in the treatment. I hope Malala fully recovers otherwise decision makers at the Military hospital and the Prime Minister will take the blame for any loss.
jerry
Oct 15, 2012 07:49am
What about other two girls who were critically injured in the same attack? Nobody even expressing any sympathy for them. Sad!
Kusri
Oct 15, 2012 07:50am
...and those who were using her for their own purposes.
Ajamal
Oct 15, 2012 07:21am
I have full sympathy with the girl, but clearly the issue is being used by the government and the Army for paving action in North Wazistan and collect donations.
dararao
Oct 16, 2012 10:16am
How ignorant and ill-informed are you. Alot of clerics condem that incident too. And she didn't face death sentence she has been realeased. Dont use her case or any other case for your own sick motives. There are good and bad people everywhere. You must absorb this fact rather than comeout and spill poison.
Ali Shallwani
Oct 15, 2012 01:32pm
I couldn't agree with you more! You are stating the truth and the facts, which, as much as they are painful to accept, are still the facts. However, what is the solution? How can we regain the Pakistan, that I grew up in some 40 years ago? I wish there were some answers to that - for God knows! we need answers and we need them NOW!
adam memon
Oct 15, 2012 02:17pm
God bless Malala.
Anu
Oct 15, 2012 05:35pm
I pray for your early recovery Malala. Anu
Ladu Samson
Oct 15, 2012 12:47pm
I wish Malala quick recovery .
Agha Ata (USA)
Oct 15, 2012 12:47pm
It is not a lack of resolve against extremism. Government has no right, no power to decide. It is the army that holds the reins. Just imagine, is that possible that the army is ready to attack the militants but the government shows reluctance. OR the army doesn't want to attack and government makes it do it. The fact is, that the army doesn't not want to say anything against the militants because they do not want to displease their own people among them. That
Ajit Kumar
Oct 15, 2012 10:33am
Malala Yousufzai, Your beautiful face has become the icon of brevity,Love for education, and symbol of self respect. You are not only the dearest child of Pakistan but of the entire mankind. wishing you a speedy recovery. Our sincere prayers are with you.
Razia
Oct 15, 2012 03:33pm
Malala, please do not return to Pakistan. If Benazir Bhutto could not be protected, imagine the fates of the likes of you and me.
Sam
Oct 16, 2012 12:34am
KARACHI IS STILL VERY SAFE HEAVEN FOR THESE CRIMINALS.ALL THESE BIG CRIMINALS HAVE PERMENANTLY MOVED INTO KARACHI.
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 03:25pm
Don't agree. They were right not to move her too soon. They were also right in removing the bullet themselves. They were right to get her on a respirator and let her rest.
Abdur Razzaque
Oct 15, 2012 08:54am
Thank you Jerry for bringing this sad story into our attention. Whatever it is, the whole thing is motivated and fabricated by a planned way. Can anybody or, administration provide us the details about those two injured girls.
Okhajut
Oct 16, 2012 03:22pm
They are concerned about her as well, its just that your media is not interested in showing the other side.
S khan
Oct 15, 2012 11:57am
Malala get well soon. Pakistan and indeed the entire world need you. You are an icon of bravery and stood up to those thugs ! who are not Pashtuns or even humans. In the entire history of this warrior race, they have never attacked women or children of the opponents. In fact if a woman/ women of opposit party arrives at the door steps of enemies, she is being treated with respect and the war is considered as null. Such is the respect of women in Pashtune culture. In fact Malala is the name of a girl, a legend in 19th century Afghanistan, who's courage turned back the tide of war in favor of Afghans against British Raj. These thugs are not Pashtunes and are unaware of Pashtune history.
Naqvi
Oct 15, 2012 11:27pm
Stop hating and pick your hands up for the prayers and Allah may forgive you too. I am glad she is in a good hands.
A s ahmed
Oct 15, 2012 09:22am
Army messed her up by doing her surgery inPakistan and now dumping her in UK once damage is already done. Army can not even do their job against Taliban and virtually has become impotent, can not be expected to do complicates surgery like this!
Naqvi
Oct 15, 2012 11:23pm
btw, be happy what you get. Shame on you people if you can't thank and help than keep your mouth shut.
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 03:12pm
Malala's recovery sadly will not be a speedy recovery. She may have to learn to walk and talk again. Hopefully she will recover to be the same person. If not, she might be awarded the next Noble Peace Prize so that she can support herself in whatever will come next in her future..
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 03:13pm
Yes, some people have. Thanks to God they were not so seriously wounded in the attack.
abdul
Oct 15, 2012 12:29pm
absolutely correct, Madam
Adnan
Oct 15, 2012 09:27am
Thanks Masud for updating me. I really did not know about Shazia's recovery. But I wonder how fast the tides have been turned by the media (foreign media specially) in the favor of drone strikes, soon after PTI did a really successful job in echoing the word out in the international media about the innocent victims of these notorious strikes. I mean the timing was perfect for this job. Wasn't it? You can call me a conspiracy theorist but look at the fact. I'd accept that.
Sulman
Oct 16, 2012 08:11pm
@Shahida Khan: He has more humanity and empathy than you. He is thinking of all the children killed by drones and those who will be killed by army operations in Waziristan. Do you have his human traits or are you only for yourself and your kind? And what media highlights for you? He is thinking of the innocents that media air-brushes out.
Khurram
Oct 15, 2012 10:17pm
Hey! Read the article again. She went to UK to have Skull damage be restored back...
Khalid
Oct 17, 2012 08:40am
Fully agree. I wonder what these people will do if Malala was their sister or daughter?. Do they not think before opening their mouth?. Shame on all of them. Particularly the onbes who havent openly said that they condemn the attack on Malala. All heads of the so called religous parties should be questioned on TV to ask them what they really think of Talibans?. I bet they will not have a leg to stand on. They are all liars and two-faced.
abc
Oct 15, 2012 07:04pm
UK, US & UAE????? Something, somewhere seems unmatched. please figure it out.
Anwer Kirmani
Oct 16, 2012 06:17am
May she recover fully and quickly. Pakistan should pay the full cost of this treatment to the UK. If VIPs can be rushed overseas for even minor flue treatment at Pakistani taxpayers' expense then surely no Pakistani would have objection to meeting Malala's expense- whatever it may be.
abc
Oct 15, 2012 06:57pm
Yes. there are scores of innoscent civilians being killed by US drones. and unfortunately, all the psedo seculars are quite, at those attrocities. Drone attacks are just as serious as Mallala case, if not more, as there are scores of innoscent civilians involved as opposed to (just) one.
iqbal Khan
Oct 15, 2012 06:56pm
Its nice of you that you are asking forgiveness for those who almost killed her but they dont deserve this forgiveness and should be killed with a bullet in their head.
suraj
Oct 17, 2012 08:44am
Malala has changed my perception of Pakistan. I now have a reason to believe that there are good people in Pakistan too. I read Malala
fiaz
Oct 15, 2012 06:48pm
Malala you got to live or pakistan dies with you.
Nasir Khan
Oct 15, 2012 06:49pm
I visited Swat in 1995... it was like heaven but now.....
KCK
Oct 15, 2012 06:44pm
When enough is enough, the media needs to pick an event which draws attention of the public, Government of Pakistan and the world towards the problems facing our country. The Malala's case has caught attention of the world media and people, I hear this news and condeminations on USA national TV and radio station resgulary. I hope this case will bring the Government to take necessary actions to stop the menace of terrorism from our country. May be the people will vote in the leaders who will protect our common people and their properties. Malala's unfortunate incident will help to heal Pakistan, with the publicity it is receiving accross the world.
fa
Oct 15, 2012 06:03pm
why do you object to this publicity? or do you want pakistani children and adults continue to be killed without it becoming a crucial public issue as it should be?
Duray Abbas Malik
Oct 15, 2012 06:05pm
God will bless her with speedy recovery and sure attacker will die himself with shame if he got but the change can be seen increasingly in common public opinion for Malala support and against fake religious trader. First time in history that silent majority is protesting against fanatic openly for their heinous act and praying for victim. That is big change
Fair
Oct 15, 2012 05:55pm
Every day drone strikes are killing many innocent women and children why no one is asking about them, why they are not sent to UK for treatment!!!!!!!!!!
yo
Oct 15, 2012 05:32pm
Why is there so much publicity about this case when there are dozens of people dying in Pakistan? And why is the Pak army so involved into it as well? These are also the questions which someone should ask and think about.
goodguy
Oct 15, 2012 05:31pm
What cowards the Taliban must be. To shoot a 14 year old girl because she does not like what they stand for is an example of how backwards the Taliban are. If they want to live in the 12th century, they should just find a spot in a desert, and stay there.
Fair Reforms
Oct 15, 2012 05:27pm
Wish Malala and her two friends who got shot along with her, a speedy recovery.
NOOR
Oct 15, 2012 05:27pm
so every parkistani should be move to UK :(
Kango
Oct 15, 2012 08:05am
I don't approve the action of either Taliban or the Government of Pakistan. The Taliban action was totally un-Islamic. The Government of Pakistan was not involved. It was USA through USAID that used Malala and thus must take responsibility for her medical treatment.
Shahida Khan
Oct 15, 2012 08:09am
If someone had (God forbid) shot your sister or daughter in the head what would've you done, sir? Sit at home peacefully and write insensitive emails as you're doing now or would you have gone following the perpetrators of this heinous crime so that no such barbaric incident happens in the future? There is a thing called 'empathy' but it seems that people like you are sadly devoid of this basic human trait. Shameful, to say the least.
Amy a Jew from America!
Oct 15, 2012 05:16pm
The universe loves you!
AHA
Oct 15, 2012 05:14pm
Khalid, You are absolutely right.
Hassan Atique
Oct 15, 2012 05:11pm
So Cyrus What about the drone victoms those are not kid. You can only see 1 Malala which is being attacked by Taliban(By the way it is still not proven who shot her Taliban is just a tool for american for a proxy war) so what about the children who are injured and died in drone attacks Where is your media on such cases???
Mir Jehan Zeb, MD USA
Oct 15, 2012 04:16pm
Is she moving her extremities? Did she open her eyes? Is she off the ventilator ? These are the basic questions which should be answered and no information is coming forth Incomplete by media or medical authorities. May God bless her!
Pro Truth
Oct 15, 2012 05:06pm
Her attackers have already lost against her, May she recovers soon!
sri1ram
Oct 16, 2012 03:13am
Most sensible societies would treat those neanderthals with deserved disgust. They would eliminate, disarm, arrest and render those violent ideologues completely ineffective with local or foreign help. The phobia and hate for a bullying big brother should not blind an entire society to what needs to be done for basic survival.
Yoginder Nath Tickoo
Oct 15, 2012 04:56pm
The writer deserves 2 b the leader of pakistani new generation.Mam,ur pen has atomic like power.
janam
Oct 15, 2012 06:20pm
People get touched when someone famous like Malala get shot.
Jaseem Pasha
Oct 15, 2012 04:54pm
The tragedy is that in spite of the courage, extraordinary maturity and wisdom demonstrated by a 14 years old brave Pakistani teenager, the Pakistanis continue to show ambivalence about the beastly nature of Taliban and are not yet politically and spiritually mature enough to demand for their politicians, the military, the supreme court and their beloved religious leaders to take their side and not that of Taliban.
Donna
Oct 15, 2012 04:47pm
hello from america. we are all wishing the best possible recovery for this brave young woman.
Fazzi
Oct 17, 2012 06:47am
You mean the truth,
Syed
Oct 15, 2012 04:43pm
Thanks to all brothers/sisters from India for their best wishes.
Shankar
Oct 16, 2012 08:22am
Malala, India prays for you! May you have a full & fast recovery!
ROHIT PANDEY
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm
Hope she makes it without much of residual effects. This girl INSPIRES and the world would be a better place with her alive and providing the inspiration for change. Good luck,Malala and a salute for you!
BEA
Oct 15, 2012 09:26pm
Its not a compertition she went to the best place for her treatment whats wrong with you people no one is saying the Drs in Pakistan did not do a good job they did they saved her life most of the Drs at this Hospital are from Pakistan and India. why do you have to look at this sistation in a negative way, this hospital is in the front line for such injuries they deal with the soilders coming back from war they are the best its a world class hospital.
Pan Mat
Oct 16, 2012 02:25am
Loss of innocent lives is always regrettable. But your comment about Malala is most unfortunate as she has shown unprecedented courage in adverse circumstances. Instead of appreciating her valor and denouncing the attack you are questioning the rationale for empathy towards her.
Naqvi
Oct 15, 2012 11:32pm
Some people have such narrow minds that they look for propaganda in everything. Stop being so negative and pray for the girl and pray that none of your relatives or your kids have to suffer through this. What if it was your girl than you would have wanted the best possible care in the world. Shame on every single person whois going to write any negative comment about his girl or the situation. If you can't pray than do not open your mouth coz nothing good can come out so keep it to yourself. May Allah give her long healthy, happy life and give her a speedy recover, Ameen!!!
DrTK
Oct 15, 2012 11:34pm
She should never have been sent to the UK or anywhere else outside Pakistan. Why are facilities not available in Pakistan in this day and age to handle cases like this? How damaging is this second incident (the first was the shooting of this innocent girl) to Pakistan's image???
Isadora
Oct 15, 2012 06:27pm
Only time will tell if Malala has any lasting neurological damage. I will pray that she doesn't. What a shame, such a young girl who did nothing to anyone. How come there are crowds on the street about a film insulting the Prophet, but a little girl gets shot in the head and there is nothing? Perhaps I don't understand because I'm an American. I have never been repressed. I have never had to live, carefully choosing my words, except to be polite and being careful not hurt anyone's feelings. That must be it. I just don't understand.
BEA
Oct 16, 2012 10:01pm
no please enlighten me. i am probably hte only person who does not know.
A. Z. Khan
Oct 16, 2012 07:58pm
Best wishes from India...now that is a contradiction!
ali
Oct 17, 2012 03:44am
Pakistan does not have as much medical facilities as it should have and the treatment is expensive like many other developing countries but they do have some very good hospitals and most doctors who have been locally trained or have been trained abroad and have returned to serve the country are excellent doctors. The doctors who worked on Malala did an excellent job in keeping her alive and the government sent her oversees for treatment was to ensure 100% recovery and because of extreme public interest in this case, and God forbid if something would have happened to her or had she died the whole nation would have asked the government as to why she was not sent abroad for treatment.This was also to satisfy the public.The Birmingham hospital is designed to deal such cases, India does not have hospital of this level otherwise the government would have sent her there, it would have cost the government less money.
DharmendraGoel
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am
Oneprays andhope MSMalaa shall beattended by Best experts in UK andshewouldbeable to come back to pakistan to start a liberalorder of careandrespect for freedom oflife-stylesandself-expression that isunderSiegeunder thesemindless fanatics calledTalibans.D. Goel
Salman
Oct 15, 2012 05:45pm
please keep your conspiracy theories to yourself.
LISA AERNOLD
Oct 15, 2012 05:46pm
A child was shot in the head! what is wrong with you.
Fred
Oct 17, 2012 06:52am
Truth can stand alone. Needs no help. Why not answer his question? If you have an answer.
Zaman
Oct 16, 2012 08:07pm
Excellent insight and review Adnan.
shafeeq
Oct 15, 2012 01:15pm
Malala I love you please come back to Pakistan with pure health. The Pakistani people are waiting for you to come to restart your mission. We will hang those who attacked on you.
arif
Oct 15, 2012 09:22am
shame for pakistani government on malala case not only malala but A to Z everything is wrong., there is nothing right in pakistan
Jaideep Gupta
Oct 15, 2012 11:24am
For the first time I got a news from Pakistan which filled me with joy. I thank to the Pakistan government the gesture they have showed this hapless girl. I pray to Allah please save this innocent girl anyway. Allah you are great punish those people who try to make her life hell.
Naseem Ahmad
Oct 15, 2012 08:35am
I am shocked and saddend to learn that the other girl is also in coma, and there is no one to pray for her health apart from her family members. We must not forget we are all pakistanis, and we must feel the pain of every pakistani. Allah Raham farmai.
AL-HILAL
Oct 15, 2012 05:56pm
Internationalising & politicizing this tragic issue is not at all serving the interest of the noble cause this brave Pakistani Muslim girl stood for 0/*
Fahim
Oct 15, 2012 05:44pm
Thanks Cyrus for all your wonderful comments and clarification. It makes me feel good that someone is spending his precious time to intellectually educate some of our ignorant lot.
Ahmed
Oct 15, 2012 05:41pm
because the news is about a brave girl standing up to the taliban. the news is not about taliban brutality or the cowardice of the Pakistani political leaders - that is old news and everyone knows that.
Avinashi
Oct 15, 2012 05:41pm
I belong to India, and whatever bitter past we have shared with Pakistan, it pains deeply to see such courageous souls being attacked and hurt. We all sincerely wish her quick recovery and a mightier heart . Stay Strong Pakistan!
raju
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am
"but most government officials have refrained from publicly criticising the Taliban by name over the attack" WHY??? I guess either they are afraid their lives or they are connected to the taliban. How are such people elected to be leaders.
Kaiser Waziri
Oct 15, 2012 06:10am
We all pray for her early recovery! We also pray that God forgives the people who tried to kill a 14 year old unarmed girl!
Sijjee
Oct 15, 2012 06:17pm
I wish your prediction is accurate but if past is anything to go by then I dont expect anything from our government.
Nina
Oct 15, 2012 06:07pm
There is no conspiracy here. She had to be stabilised before commencing the long journey to UK. As soon as she was stable enough to travel, she was transported. As simple as that. No one is dumping her on anybody else.
Sijjee
Oct 15, 2012 06:06pm
Why so many dislikes?
AHMAD
Oct 15, 2012 06:28pm
i am fully hoped that malala will be recovered quickly from her injuries . INSHALLAH
nassi
Oct 15, 2012 06:52am
With serious injuries to her head, it would have been better for Malala to be treated as soon as possible at a leading international specialist care centre equipped with the latest technologies. I just hope they haven't already left it too late and jeopardised her chances of survival and swift recovery.
saleem
Oct 15, 2012 01:52pm
I have three daughters and can imagine the pain Malala's parents are going through May Allah be their support. Whole nation and matter of fact whole humanity is praying for Malala's speedy recovery, long and productive life. As a Muslim I do not believe in revenge and pray for those misguided that May Allah show them the right path, so they see the true beautiful teachings of Islam and the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). Their actions causing more harm to the name of Islam, and spreading hatred towards Muslims all over the world. Respectfully to those who want to kill, those who disagree with us, my question is that then what is difference between us and them. Study the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), he forgave all his enemies when Mecca was conquered, and yes even his staunch enemies, as he was most forgiving beside Allah. May Allah bless Malala, and bless Muslim Ummah. "Love for All, Hatred for none.
janan
Oct 15, 2012 06:22pm
Did you see how many down ur comment?
masud
Oct 15, 2012 08:31am
Please read interview of shazia in dailymail online she is recovering in hospital and spoke with the reporter. So please don't spread wong information, agree they did not get that much attention but look at why they tried to kill her. She was punished for her bravery and that makes her different from all of us. I pray all three fully recover and go back to school .Ameen
OSMAN
Oct 15, 2012 07:17am
WE PRAY FOR MALALA SHE IS LIKE MY SISTER GOD BLESS HIM AMEEN
Sijjee
Oct 15, 2012 06:19pm
God has given up on us ...
Naveed
Oct 17, 2012 07:07am
She was representing crusaders agenda.
Gill
Oct 16, 2012 12:51am
Yes, Pakistan has everything just not the security part.
AHA
Oct 15, 2012 09:14pm
May she recover soon with Allah's blessings.
Rizwanul Huda
Oct 16, 2012 01:06am
She is a symbol of hope and moderate thinking. She represent millions of Pakistanis who are not radical. They like to have peace and prosperity in their country. This was the reason why she was shot.
muzammil ullah khan
Oct 15, 2012 09:09pm
there is no harm in sending her to UK. the medical expertise in UK is certainly better and they have more modern equipment and better facilities. we are good but no harm in moving her to a still better facility.
jag
Oct 16, 2012 01:20am
Sure ??
BEA
Oct 15, 2012 09:34pm
They will not tell anyone what treatment she is having because in the UK no Dr or Nurse or any other medical person is allowed to give information about a patient without their concent this is a practice in the UK wide i work in the NHS we are not even allowed to give information on a patients treatment over the phone even to members of the family its confidentiality, when she wakes up she can give her concent then they will be able to say what treatment she is having and will be having in the future.
jamshed10@hotmail.com
Oct 15, 2012 07:37pm
This is a beacon of light, she is a regular person with a attitude of a great personality. Thats why, if you cannot say good things stop talking
Menon
Oct 17, 2012 06:42am
Noble cause?
ahsan
Oct 15, 2012 09:32pm
Get a life....seriously!!
Holten
Oct 17, 2012 07:00am
And you learned nothing from his wisdom.
Jamil
Oct 16, 2012 02:06am
Are you a doctor????????? We do not have facilities and expertise for treating skull break. These are complicated surgeries. Malala needs treatment for a damaged skull and intensive neuro-rehabilitation. Be real and be realistic. Thanks!
sfomann
Oct 15, 2012 07:45pm
I am not sure when we the people of Pakistan are going to wake up and smell the coffee. Change always comes from within the society and no one from outside is going to help us fix our problems. If we stay home and don't do anything about it, then we are supporting them and sooner or later it is going to haunt all of us. We need to take the fear out of us and raise our voice, just like Malala.
adam memon
Oct 15, 2012 07:29pm
God bless her give her long healthy life.
dave
Oct 15, 2012 07:49pm
This is getting publicity as the Pak public were not reacting for any other news to stand up against the Taliban. So they needed some kind of a spark which this brave young girl gave it to the country. In-fact to the world. We should be proud that this girl has been born in a nation where half of the people are always into their religious beliefs and ignorance and in-spite of being surrounded by the enemy (Taliban), she never flinched a bit. trust me people like you and me would have never dared to do what she did because we are hypocrites, who are good to pose questions and not do anything
Peace
Oct 16, 2012 11:13am
May Allah protect Malala from evil... Ameen
Adnan
Oct 15, 2012 07:53am
We sincerely pray that Allah give her speedy recovery and healthy life with good judgement capabilities. But people! don't forget that her fellow victims girls were also human beings and girls of same age. Shazia is in Coma like Malala. If they were not apple of the western eye or if Madonna did not tattooed their names do not make them less of the humans or Pakistani. Shame on US... May Allah help all the girls, every single citizen of Pakistan and each inhabitant of this planet. Ameen.
Arif Khan
Oct 15, 2012 11:40pm
oh please......think of her as your own daughter and then tell me what you would have done. Let's be honest with ourselves that we do not have everything in Pakistan. Do you even have clean water...give me a break please. I'm very optimistic about Pakistan but I'm also a realist.
Muhammad Alvi
Oct 16, 2012 01:35am
Are you complaining against the media? Why are you so impatient about it?
saif
Oct 15, 2012 12:31pm
The pakistani cannot condemn openly because of the fear while some political parties also hesitate to comment because of their ineterests but one thing is clear that Malala done a great job and now steadily the voice will raise to oppose all atrocities. Malala is a voice for peace and prosperity
Ali Hassan Ayub
Oct 15, 2012 09:43pm
we should have kept her in Pakistan; if need be, we could have brought in some foreign doctors for purely advisory role. Our top medical facilities are more than enough. As for the girl, she's my hero from now on and she's a symbol of courage and defiance against medieval, backwards enemies of this great nation.
farooq shaikh
Oct 15, 2012 10:47pm
Long live malala, get well soon.
sami (usa)
Oct 15, 2012 08:09pm
Thank you Amy! You know we are all cousins going back to Abraham :-)
TJ Kamal
Oct 16, 2012 02:21am
The courage and the wisdom of this young girl puts all the Pakistanis to shame. She has single handedly done what our politicians have not done for decades. The level of support that she has recieved from the non vocal majority of Pakistan has told the world about the good that exists in Pakistan. Evil exists in every society and is more vocal and physical, in Pakistan, than the majority. We got to attempt to silence the evil with showing our support for the good.
Gloria Asfandiar
Oct 17, 2012 07:48am
What about the little ones killed by your drones the same week?
Gloria Asfandiar
Oct 17, 2012 07:45am
On the same day three children were droned killed, two maimed, one blinded. What is wrong with you?
Arun
Oct 16, 2012 05:33am
is it oke to shooot 41 year old....is the life of a 41 year old less worthy than a 14 year old ?,,age is not a factor ..but what Malila stood for is what is important..
Muhammad Alvi
Oct 16, 2012 01:31am
You just made a crual statement.
Muhammad Alvi
Oct 16, 2012 01:29am
You are so naive to make the statement "We have everything in Pakistan". You have no idea of healthcare. Wake up and learn.
Raja
Oct 15, 2012 09:25pm
do you have any link with talibans?
saif
Oct 15, 2012 08:21pm
Allah also love you Malala
sam
Oct 16, 2012 10:06am
malala we love you
Sherwani
Oct 16, 2012 03:45am
I think this move is not only for medical reasons but also for her and other security reason .
Adnan
Oct 16, 2012 07:51am
Malala get well soon, we all pray for your early recovery and good health, InshaAllah.
Lee Chang
Oct 16, 2012 04:08am
Pakistan is spending too much money for its military. But they don't have even better basic medical facilities. If any pakistani do heart surgery or any major medical surgeries they have to depend foreign countries. They even go to India for better medical treatment.
peace lover
Oct 16, 2012 04:16am
May god bless her.
Cyrus Howell
Oct 15, 2012 08:32pm
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease. He is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness. . Aeschylus
Ramesh
Oct 15, 2012 03:52pm
We from India wish Malala speedy recovery. God Bless her. Our blessings and best wishes are with her. Long live malala!
muzammil ullah khan
Oct 15, 2012 09:23pm
Buddy let's not be cynical . It is a case of a 14 year old innocent girl who has been fighting for a cause i,e education for girls in the backward areas. she has been fighting for it courageously since she was only 11 years old. We all have to die one daybut to try and kill such a sweet little girl by targeting her in a cold blooded manner is the most heinous crime perpetrated by the taliban brutes . it has shown their real face even for the blind amongst us to see and it should be given the widest publicity for normal people to wake up and call these brutes what they really are i,e diseased animals destroying the good name of islam. of islam.
Raja
Oct 15, 2012 09:23pm
Thanks UK for taking care of little angel.
mhz
Oct 16, 2012 02:39am
Why we talk about murder of Banzeer Batto and Liakit Ali ,,because they were one of a kind,.And about your thiking,I bet it is very limited
Rehman
Oct 15, 2012 08:30pm
God may accept the good efforts of dr'sand their services shall bring fruits by grase of God.Long live Mallala light ofknowledge.
Mario
Oct 15, 2012 08:27pm
FOR
Raja
Oct 15, 2012 09:24pm
why are you so narrow minded?
Khan S,B.
Oct 17, 2012 06:48am
Hundreds were Droned. Burnt to death. What is wrong with you?
mushtaq
Oct 15, 2012 08:34pm
you r right.but what about sir nelson mondela.or mohammed ali the boxer or bredman of cricket or queen elizibith.r they not special people.im agreed with u.that every human life is so valuable.but some of them r mostly deserve the attention of other.if u watch some of the videos of this special girl and if u know what was her wishes then im sure ur attitude would have changed.but i am still agreed with u.hope u.ll pay some attention on this reply.and it,ll change ur mind thnx
Blauch
Oct 17, 2012 07:33am
What absolute nonsense
Jamil
Oct 16, 2012 02:09am
Brave young girl!
Kashif
Oct 16, 2012 06:09am
How can you comment on Malala's recovery? are you treating her?
Guillermo
Oct 15, 2012 09:28pm
Her doctors in Pakistan may heal her, but, can't protect her. Sad that fanatics kill and chase away bright minds
Peace
Oct 16, 2012 11:11am
UK and US must face the cost of Malala treatment as we are fighting their war