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Malala to be provided best medical treatment: Zardari

Published Oct 09, 2012 06:59pm


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In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani army doctors give treatment to injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, at an army hospital following an attack by gunmen – Photo by AFP
In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani army doctors give treatment to injured Malala Yousafzai, 15, at an army hospital following an attack by gunmen – Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday directed for sending National Peace Award winner and young Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday in Mingora city of Swat,  abroad for medical treatment.

According to Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar, arrangements were being made to implement the President's directive.

Surgeons treating Malala had earlier recommended the government to send her abroad for treatment to save her life.

Quoting surgeons, who conducted her detailed checkup, the official sources said here Tuesday that the single bullet, which hit her head, had pierced down to backbone. Swelling on the scull does not allow surgery right now, they added.

“In such a condition, she immediately needs a sophisticated surgical procedure, which is not possible in the country,” they opined.

Malala along with three other schoolmates sustained bullet injuries when some unknown assailants opened fire on their school van in Mingora early in the day. Later, she was shifted to CMH Peshawar.

Pakistani Taliban have taken responsibility for attacking Malala Yousufzai, who with another girl was injured in the attack on their school van in Swat on Tuesday.

Speaking to’s correspondent Zahir Shah Sherazi from an undisclosed location, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the TTP accepts responsibility of the attack as Malala was propagating anti-Taliban and ‘secular’ thoughts among the youth of the area.

A team of senior doctors late Tuesday completed her medical examination in a combined military hospital (CMH) and stated her condition as critical.

“We have thoroughly examined her, she is in critical condition. The bullet travelled from her head and then lodged in the back shoulder, near the neck,” a doctor in the CMH told AFP, requesting anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to media.

“Next three to four days are important for her life. She is in the intensive care unit and semi-conscious, although not on the ventilator,” he said.

Malala was returning home from her school in Swat’s Mingora area when her van was attacked by the gunmen.

Certain media outlets reported that the gunmen attacked the van on identifying the young children’s rights activist.

Sources said Malala was hit by couple of bullets to her neck and head.

Both injured girls were taken to the Saidu Sharif Hospital. According to doctors, Malala was now out of danger. However, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered to shift her to a Peshawar hospital swiftly through a helicopter. The prime minister has strongly condemned the incident.

The incident spread fear and panic among the local residents.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain confirmed the shooting and blamed the attack on terrorists.

Yousafzai is 15 years of age and has already earned international fame for raising voice against Taliban oppression in Swat.

She was honoured with a first ever National Peace by the government and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by advocacy group KidsRights Foundation in 2011 for being an inspiration to her friends by standing up against repression as her namesake did in Afghanistan in the 19th century.

Malala became the voice of all the girls in Swat when she began maintaining a diary on the website of the BBC under the pen name of “Gul Makai.”

Various Political leaders and public office bearers, including the president, the prime minister and other parliamentarians condemned the attack.

The Pakistan army in 2009 effectively crushed a two-year Taliban insurgency in Swat where cleric Maulana Fazlullah presided over a brutal campaign of beheadings, violence and multiple attacks on girls’ schools.

After fierce fighting displaced around two million people, the army declared the region back under control in July 2009.

Despite sporadic outbreaks of violence, the government has since tried to encourage tourism in Swat.

It had been popular with Pakistani and Western holidaymakers for its stunning mountains, balmy summer weather and winter skiing.


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Sameer Oct 10, 2012 12:18am
How foolish can one be. Taliban is creating Havoc in your backyard. You think they are your asset. US trying to eradicate them using drones where you should be going after them yourselves.
Peace lover Oct 09, 2012 03:26pm
Cowards and evil TTP attacking an unarmed girl. What a disgrace to the 'religion of peace' Mr. Imran Khan and other mullahs if you guys have any soul left, please atleast condemn this attack
Tanwir Syed Oct 09, 2012 06:28pm
Malal lives in our heart. These Taliban criminals cannot take that away from us. Government must take a dedcisive action and eliminate such criminals once for all.
Dave Boyd Oct 09, 2012 09:37pm
Kill all Taliban. They are cowards who hide behind Islam. They are not worthy of life and do not believe what Islam teaches. Cowards!!
Muhammad Alvi Oct 09, 2012 09:36pm
I hear these slogans every day. Nobody is thinking of doing any thing practically. Slogan have become a way of life in Pakistan. No wonder the country is where it is.
adnan Oct 09, 2012 06:09pm
sooner or later, the taliban will be punished by Allah for this act.
Alan Dean Foster Oct 09, 2012 06:05pm
Will the brave lawyers march to support this shooting?
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 03:00pm
More courage than most of your people.
usman Oct 09, 2012 03:00pm
Dear good news is not news for them. Imran's march was deliberately ignored in media circles. A peaceful march is not a news for them unless it turns violent.
Pinaki Oct 09, 2012 06:24pm
I am from India but this brave little girl is my hero - she is the force of the future - I wish her fast recovery and hope her family gets help while going through this - Is this what we do to a little girl in the name of religion?
Noman Oct 09, 2012 06:07pm
Dear readers, if you don't dare to go onto the streets and show your support for Malala in this very dangerous and difficult hour, then please just search for 'Malala Yousafzai' on facebook and give her a 'like'. Thanks.
atis Oct 09, 2012 01:05pm
The pakistan government must face these nuisance elements with full force for the sake of peace and eventual economic progress of its people in coordination with India.The Kashmir and other sensitive issues must take backseat for peace, which would find a solution indue course of time
Zia Khan Oct 10, 2012 12:16am
Finally Talibans turned out to be cowards. Come what may, no brave person will ever attack a helpless minor and that too a female. Shame on you Taliban.
Mudasir ali kolachi Oct 09, 2012 08:07pm
We are proud of malala.we are pray for her.... Oct 09, 2012 05:34pm
I pray for our daughter Malala....... Bohat afsos ki baat hay.
Ali Oct 09, 2012 09:38am
The whole nation of patriotic Pakistanis is with you Malala. It was Taliban attack or a foreign hand was involved, it is not possible to go ahead without local support. Its no secret which school of thought is usually involved in such inhumane and barbaric crimes. Unfortunately we Pakistanis dont like to face the truth and we dont accept the undoubtful involvement of local support for these terrorists.
Global South Oct 09, 2012 01:12pm
But they say Allah is on their side.....
Aimal Oct 09, 2012 01:15pm
One can only hope that we have more heroes like Malala on both sides of the border in the subcontinent. Wish her a speedy recovery.
Shahzad Oct 09, 2012 01:17pm
May Allah give her long healthy and happy life and give her strength to fight against those cowards and Monsters who's mision is to destroy humanity and work against the peaceful religion of Islam(Ameen).
Great Khan Oct 09, 2012 06:37pm
Taliban should be eliminated from the face of the earth. Keep using drones.
Ali G Oct 09, 2012 01:34pm
I am hurt by the way Taliban are coming up with reasons and targeting innocent ppl. May Allah keep the victim in safe custody and a quick and complete recovery.
sf Oct 09, 2012 06:38pm
IK and 72% Pakistanis want the drones to be stopped. If you can't protect a little girl who was already in danger, how are we going to protect Pakistan and its people from these criminals, who want to impose their own version of Islamic law in the country . And the leaders such as Ik and others support them.
rafiq meghani Oct 09, 2012 06:39pm
Dartay hain bandooqon walay ek nehatti larki say Phailay hain himmat kay ujalay ek nehatti larki say Daray hooway hain maray hooway hain larzeeda larzeeda hain Mulla, tajir, general jiyalay, ek nehatti larki say "Aazadi ki baat naa kar, logon say na mil", yeh kehtay hain Bayhiss, zalim, dil kay kaalay, ek nehatti larki say Translation: Armed men are afraid of an un-armed girl courage is widespread because of an un-armed girl religious leader, business tycoon, brave general are scared, scared to death and shriving because of an un-armed girl "Don't talk about freedom, don't meet people" they say Unkind, brutal, hypocrites, to a an un-armed girl
Sijjee Oct 09, 2012 06:59pm
And shame on people who voted this down
Arun Oct 09, 2012 09:38pm
well yes....he can claim she is a tool of the western media conglomerates ...who tried to show Talibs in bad light...when afghani sisters where brutualised by Talibs ..Pakistani urban elite watched with lots of apathy and some times with appreciation,,now that one of their own daughters is hit.....U realize how brutual it is..NO OFFENCE INTENDED
FR Oct 09, 2012 06:09pm
I strongly condemn the attack on this little girl, and not only this but all such acts whose target are innocent people especially old, women and kids but at the same time hold the father of this girl responsible for endangering her life for cheap fame and monetary gains because it was his decision not Malala's to write diary for BBC.
gauhar Oct 10, 2012 02:35am
Long Live Malala, and curse on all Taliban and believers of Taliban ideology
Zimbo_Indian Oct 10, 2012 04:07pm
Shall we forget Islam's message for a while and just think of humanity?
Naseer Oct 10, 2012 02:32am
Claudia@ It is not about freedom of speech. I have lived in Pakistan for several years. it is about failing civil governement to put reigns on terrrorists. A production of intelligence agancies of several countrie. these dastardly cowards were given millions of dollars in cash in 80's and 90's. The majectic rug was swept under their feet and here we are with this menace.
N.P. Oct 10, 2012 02:32am
Praying for Malala to be out of danger. You inspire all the females in Pakistan. May Allah bless you Malala. You are truly the Daughter of Pakistan.
Prashanth Oct 10, 2012 02:32am
Do what you need to quickly and save her. This is a good directive from the govt. May her well being bring back hope, the voice of reason and lasting peace for the region. Do the militants think that using guns against a child of 15 years is following God's word? And even if you remove religion out of this, would a real man use a gun against a child of her age? It is utterly unacceptable. The perpetrator(s) should be hunted down and swift justice should be meted out, whether the justice is harsh or lenient. Prayers for the family of the brave girl. May it bring you all together with firmer resolve to fight the darkness that pervades the minds of many.
Riz Oct 09, 2012 06:20pm
Get rid of the Taliban and Mullahs and close all religious
msultan Oct 10, 2012 12:41am
Zardari and his gov should be ashsmed for not protecting their people such abreutiful country being ruined by bad geverness God bless PAKISTAN
Suhas Oct 09, 2012 06:22pm
I wonder how can anyone dislike this comment.
Razor Oct 09, 2012 04:54pm
Ok how can someone fire on an unarmed non political woman? I can still understand political killings do happen which is also condemnable but how can somebody pump bullets into a ordinary woman just because you dont agree with her ideas? Either you need to have a stone heart or no heart
Azhar Oct 10, 2012 02:24am
Talilban sent a message to the public by targeting an innocent to not to raise voice against them. This cowardly act will make Pakistanis stronger than ever. More people will stand against them. More people will hate them and more will ask the Government to go after them and eradicate them all. It is time to end reconciliation with them. Apprehend them and bring them to justice. This incident has proved again that our Intelligence agencies are totally failure. Their hands are tied and they are not doing enough to share the information on terrorists and give them free hand to move around. President Zardari should order the Army to crush them all.
Kausik Oct 09, 2012 11:07pm
The smiling innocent girls face in international media particularly Dawn hopefully wakes up humane feelings in the hearts of these brainwashed extremists as the brave little girl malala fighting for her life instead of getting scholarships received bullets.even God will not have mercy for these killers.
Azhar Oct 10, 2012 02:18am
Thank you for good wishes. Singhs are good humans. They always stand by us.
Laeeq,NY Oct 10, 2012 02:20am
How low these terrorist can go? Attacking on innocent helpless girls is the extreme signs of ignorance and brutality. If extremist believe in Islam then what Islam they are representing? That's wen you try to mix great religion of Islam with ignorance.
Agha Oct 10, 2012 02:15am
Right Claudia. How do you explain the recent arson attack on a mosque in Toledo?
HRM Oct 10, 2012 02:16am
i think you should look throughout the history of america to and then make such statements as, "this would not happen in America." "America" sets examples for these kinds of things.
jerry Oct 10, 2012 02:03am
Taliban is an idea, a thinking that promoted intollerance to others' thouths, expression, speech, behavoiur, religion and everything that different from talibani. By this defination, the recent roits on anti-islam movie, attacks on religious minorities, forceful religious conversion, intollerence and discrimination towards women/girls in every way of life etc., all are acts of Talibani behaviour. The funny thing is that more than 80% of Pakistani, silently or openly, support such Talibani thoughts, behaviour acts, as long as it is directed towards so called not so pure, or infedels or minorities. It is so hard to suppress such Talibani attitude from Pakistani psyche cause those 80% deny completely that they are wrong. These acts of talabani brutality will continue and each person who differs from them at every village, town, city, will be singled out and will mate with same or lillte different fate. Those with rational thinking will understand that Malala is just one another example of this series.
Sayyid Jibril Oct 10, 2012 02:04am
People are not born cowards and are cowards by blood! its the society and situation that shape their behavior and personality! I personally believe if Imran Khan or any other leader can actually solve the root of the problem, everything will be fine.
Azhar Oct 10, 2012 02:12am
Malala must be airlifted to UK or Germany for a head surgery. She is in a critical condition due to bullet in her head. If surgery is delayed, the chances of her survival will be minimal as it will cause further swelling and the lead and poisonous substance of the bullet will further harm the brain. Government must take swift and prompt action. The surgery is very delicate one and only experts can handle it. Request to the Pakistan Government to do utmost and sent her abroad as quickly as possible. It is clear that Talibans are enemies of Islam, they are pathetic, illiterate and they must be wiped out of the planet.
Mike Oct 10, 2012 01:55am
Pakistan Governement and its powerful milatary are looking the other way when it comes to Pakistani Taliban.They are hoping that they recapture Afghanistan with the help of Taliban.They have mistaken concept of this idea.Pakistani Taliban will cetainly help the Afghan Taliban for recapture their country.After that accomplished the Afghan taliban will help Pakistani Taliban to capture Pakistani Government as well as its Milatary.If one of the Govt or Military people happen to read this.Wake up from your short sighted dream and try to put out Pakistani Taliban.If Shootingof little girl Malala is just begining. Maike.
Sergio Oct 10, 2012 01:54am
We here in the Philippines condemn this barbaric act on Malala. She is a strong girl who has the guts to tell the Taliban about freedom. If only the Pakistan government would go after these and also fight American imperialism in Asia together.
Tax Payer Oct 09, 2012 02:43pm
Still want to do peace talk with Taliban? P.S Dawn Authority: Please run a Poll on my question and if not wrong more than then 50% people will say no and if they say no then throw the results of the poll on our government faces so they could know what Pakistani's want.
hassan Oct 09, 2012 02:51pm
How about you bring Law and Order to the tribal areas. They are part of Pakistan and are burden with its laws. No tribal culture crap. Get civilized and get an education. If the Americans are droning these guys i'd have no problem. At least someone is putting away the trash.
pasha Oct 10, 2012 12:21am
Imran wants a peace accord with these people which shot at Malala.
shado Oct 09, 2012 08:26pm
This is like newton's law of motion, every action has equal or opposite reaction. We need to be campainging more and more over the drone strike, this has made the whole nation barbaric specially northwestern area. Root cause is tolerence from both sides killing each other slowly destroying this whole nation. We as pakistani need to think on causes fixing those rather than reacting on the effects. Imran khan should continue protest against the drone! (no freedom of speech anywhere.)
ashish Oct 09, 2012 06:02pm
Be GOD be with you young brave girl. And i pray god "Good sense prevail over pakistan to enable them to make right choices for their own good and for the good of mankind"
Naeem Oct 09, 2012 08:53pm
My heart goes out for this brave girls. Taliban is a scourge on Pakistan. This is not Islam to kill an innocent girl. Just ask what prophet Mohammad would have done. I will be willing to contribute money for her treatment. Please advise as to where to send it.
Umme Muhammed Oct 10, 2012 12:25am
Asalamo Alykum, This is shocking, terrible and unbelievable. Although I am a supporter of Taliban, but I am outraged at what they have done, provided its really them. Malala, I am so sorry and I hope you survive and not die. I am glad for the support Imran Khan and the government has announced for you. I know this is not the time to sniff for conspiracies, but I remember how the media came alive when the the Swat video filming a women being lashed was released in 2009. Months later, it was 'quietly' reported on the media that the video was fake and had been specially filmed and released by an anti-Taliban NGO. The NGO's head went out of the country to avoid lash back. I think her name was Samar Minallah. I hope this event now is not a 'Foreword' for operation in North Waziristan. And I would be so sorry if the great girl Malala is being used as an icon by any side. However, what I find ironical is that USA slams attack on a 'child', while they themselves kept Aafia Siddiqui's seven-year-old son chained up for five years, such that his feet bones are deformed today. And Aafia Siddiqui still lies rotting, and sometimes hemorrhaging with forced abortions, in their jails, while they failed to find evidence against her. In her comparison, is Yvonne Ridley, who came out of the Taliban custody unscathed, untouched and later converted to Islam. I do not understand how the same Taliban can do this to Malala. Long live Malala and death to her attackers. Wsalam.
Rao GR Oct 09, 2012 05:59pm
How much more evidence does the Pak Goverment and Armed Forces need to be convinced that they should get rid of the menace of terrorists from the land once and for all!!?? How many more Malala's need to be sacrificed for you all to be convinced??? Come on guys, get your act together and get rid of them!!! Once you start this, see the support you will get from all around....
Fawad Khan Oct 09, 2012 08:26pm
TTP it's not heroic, it's tragic and it's an act of shame that I'm pretty sure will go down in history as one of the most cowardly act ever done and will haunt you till you're completely doomed.. Yet another wake up call for all those who still have a soft corner for the bunch of wolfs living among us.. I would love to hear any Mullahs coming out and speaking about the matter.. Malala you are the daughter of the Pakistan and right now millions are praying for you and you will survive and get through this.. Live long and get well soon.. We Love you soo much.. R.E.S.P.E.C.T and al the love !!
HATE KILLER Oct 09, 2012 05:58pm
I am totally stunned and shocked by this news , i do not have words to show my anger in a civilized manner here on this forum , i request Pak Govt and Pak Army to take the action and get in to the heavens of terrorists, we will be in support physically & Morally ... ever n ever...
Triq Oct 09, 2012 09:31am
Taliban are modern day barbarians
Omer Oct 09, 2012 10:02am
I am just wondering how weak and shallow you need to be to attack a 15 year old girl..... Wish she recovers soon and continues her education.
Amin Amdani Oct 09, 2012 05:57pm
Many terrorist acts have taken place in Pakistan and unfortunately no one is ever caught. But this one time, law enforcing authorities must get in action and arrest the perpetrators of such barbarism. The attackers should be prosecuted and awarded the maximum punishment allowd under country's laws.
Ali Oct 09, 2012 05:56pm
Pushtun culture does not allow attacking girls and especially of her age. I am a pushtun and feel ashamed for such attacks. Taliban-she never attacked you so what type of a war are you guys running? Are you guys getting desperate and looking for enemies now. She just had a difference of opinion. My sympathies are with Malala and her family.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 11:07pm
The Taliban's wrath falls mostly on women and girls who refuse to obey them. Girls, like Malala, whose only crime is to try to create a future for themselves.
Khurram Oct 09, 2012 05:53pm
Lets us all pray for speedy recovery of Malala. May Allah keep her safe. As far as Taliban are concerned they just dont seem to understand that they are the most disgusting and hated people not only in Pakistan but all over the world. People like them should be dealt with iron fist and eliminated once for all.
Azam Oct 09, 2012 01:36pm
Sick minded people.
Nasir Shah Oct 09, 2012 09:28am
These fanatic people cannot tolerate someone so out spoken against them, spatially women for moderation. If her family permits, she deserves to be in one of the best institute in Islamabad under government protection. How many 15 yrs old girls have such talent and awareness. She should be protected and raised as ambassador of peace. If such incidents happen again, no one will follow her path for security reasons.
Murtuza Oct 09, 2012 02:16pm
Taliban and all other extremist are simply savages. Wake up Pakistan and eliminate them before these extremist destroys Pakistan.
Talibans are not Muslim Oct 09, 2012 05:29pm
I think its time the Pakistan Army eliminate the Taliban like the Sri Lanka army eliminated the problem in there country. Even if it mean joining up with the NATO army and carrying out joint military operations to eliminate these Taliban. These Taliban claim to be fighting to protect Islam, look how brave they are Shooting a 14 year girl. It is strange they claim to be Muslims but all the evil comes for the region they rule (Drugs, Weapons and we all know what kind of sexual preferences these guys are known for). I supported Imran Khans peach march against drone attacks but now I think differently, If drone attacks are to eliminate mad animals like these Taliban
Rakesh Oct 09, 2012 04:02pm
Tragic! Very disturbing. How could they attack a child of 15? Wonder which ideology/religion permits innocent children to be attacked. I hope she gets well soon. And I hope education is imparted to every child in our subcontinent. Love from India! Rakesh
Humayun Bhatty Oct 09, 2012 10:00am
Disgraceful act of inhumanity in its most brutal form. May Allah curse these most evil of people on earth. We pray to Allah for complete recovery of the injured girls and for safety to all the residents. Aameen
zafar Oct 09, 2012 07:14pm
Pakistan Government should adopt and demonstrate a zero tolerance policy against such crimes. I hope that these criminals are identified, apprehended and served juctice in a prompt manner
skhan Oct 09, 2012 04:59pm
The most heinous and inhumane act, she is just an innocent girl, our prayers are for her.
Jewel Oct 10, 2012 10:49am
Anjum Saeed Oct 09, 2012 09:26am
May Almighty Allah keep her blessed with health and happiness. Ameen
"Dispear" Oct 09, 2012 04:56pm
What has become of Pakistan? Little girls, such as this brave Malala Yousufzai and the innocent young Christian girl framed by an imam for a crime against Islam, are the targets of taliban and imams? They are being shot at and sent to jail, and their lives destroyed?
deepak Oct 09, 2012 05:31pm
I feel so pity.. Such a brave daughter of the land, Stood without armour against the most atrocious people. I hope virtuous pakistanis won't let her blood go in vain.
ragu Oct 09, 2012 09:35pm
I am from India and a father of two children; This girl is like a daughter to me. When will Pakistanis wake up to the threat their civilized country is facing? Are there no lines of decency and compassion, these taliban will not cross?
Muhammad Alvi Oct 09, 2012 09:34pm
It is actually shame on Zardari. He is sending the girl abroad for surgery, but is doing nothing to get rid of Taliban. Zardari is an incapable man.
innohunter Oct 09, 2012 09:38pm
My entire day was spent in a very depressed mood. My blood is still boiling. May her attackers suffer extremely. They are not human. they are savages
Ram Oct 09, 2012 09:43pm
Let's pray that Pakistan Spring will see that Taliban is eradicated and the good folks of Pakistan will get their prosperity back lead by this young girl's bravery!! Remember the guy from Google in Egypt who sparked a revolution? First we got to pray for this Courageous girl to recover and put to shame the fake hero such as Imran Khan who was afraid to step out of his vehicle.
naeem siddiqi Oct 09, 2012 09:45pm
Malala.....i have no words for you...all i have are prayers and tears...naeem siddiqi MD, California
Ram Oct 09, 2012 09:47pm
Imran Khan is a coward compared to this Kid.
Zubair Oct 09, 2012 09:48pm
Shame is the least word to condemn TTP. What a brave manhood of barbarians Mulla's who opened fire on unarmed innocent kids....WOW Great Hunt .... May Allah clean Pakistan from this evil..
mmm Oct 09, 2012 09:48pm
back home..............uh...........What a way to share responsibility ..........Just move abroad....... Oct 09, 2012 08:15pm
They are not people these only think like crazy rascals
Upkar Gill Oct 09, 2012 10:04pm
it's about time for people in pakistan to wake up or tommorow it could be your own kids.
Raza Kakakhail Oct 09, 2012 11:11am
Even these cruel people have no mercy for children !
jeff Oct 09, 2012 10:16pm
why aren't Pakistanis out in the streets now demanding and the end to acid attacks, unfettered education for girls and an end to violence against women.
Saad Oct 09, 2012 02:06pm
This is very sad.... All prior arguments aside, this act alone suggests that TTP is a gang that needs to be crushed... Government, the people, where art thou? A lousy low budget film gets you out on the street and invoked violence thus hurting fellow innocent people, what about protesting and hurting TTP so they do not hurt a 14 year child again?!?!?
Yasmin Oct 09, 2012 02:41pm
What a shameful act by TTP the so called mujahid of Islam, attacking innocent children after identifying them among the group of kids. On the other hand, our politicians will continue fight to get reign and claim to be our best leader; where they can't provide security to youth, can't stop brutal taliban attacks, cant provide us economic stability, etc etc...
Taimoor Khan Oct 09, 2012 10:19pm
WISH Malala yusufzai all the best .
Yasir Oct 09, 2012 09:05pm
If our people don't stand up now they never will, Please take your time and think what I said, Kick Taliban Out of Pakistan....
vework Oct 09, 2012 09:24pm
May Allah give long life of this girl, we all Pakistani proud of her, and strongly say to our Army and Government throw these Taliban out from Pakistan
Shahida Khan Oct 10, 2012 12:42am
If Islam could not cleanse the filthy minds of these cowards nothing will. These people are the scum of society. Malala is a beacon of light for peace loving people especially the young girls and boys of this nation and all over the world. May Allah be with her.
Peter wordsworth Oct 11, 2012 10:57am
This is a terrible tragedy. I pray for the recovery of this brave girl.
Saeed Oct 09, 2012 10:12pm
Difference between sharia law and democracy
Madan Oct 09, 2012 10:25pm
Wish her a speedy recovery and normal life.She is definitely like a daughter to me.
Aroon Oct 09, 2012 09:52pm
I guess India would be glad to help this remarkable young lady. I was very impressed by her when I saw her videos, the sub-continent needs brilliant bright kids like her.
ProudIndian Oct 09, 2012 03:41pm
I am ashamed of pakistanis who are just commeting on this news. I thought there were strong people in this country that would really hold a rally / jalsa / long march against these barbarian taliban. remember this saying : First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Time has come for all sane pakistanis to stand up and show to them that this country will take this anymore, before they start to kill everyone.
Mansoor Oct 09, 2012 12:08pm
What a deplorable and cowardly act! Is there any doubt left in which category of people Taliban (if they are responsible) fall?
SS Oct 09, 2012 03:41pm
Pakistan, Please save your daughter!
Zimbo_Indian Oct 09, 2012 03:41pm
It is heartening to note that there are sane voices like Malala who are powerful enough for armed thugs to feel threatened. God bless you, Malala. This attack will only make you stronger and motivate others to be like you.
Gerry D'Cunha Oct 09, 2012 02:14pm
Asim: the taliban wants the muslims to follow the stone age periods, which they think can lead muslims to heaven
JZ Oct 09, 2012 03:40pm
even after death threats she kept on her mission to protect the rights of women and fight against injustice, brave very brave. We pray you get well soon. those who carried this attack are not human ... we all Pakistanis should fight agaist them and remove them from our land
Kohler Oct 09, 2012 12:14pm
shame, shame and shame, these are not even human beings
Avi Oct 09, 2012 05:01pm
kabhi Malala ki tarah teri aawaj nahin aai,
rafiq meghani Oct 09, 2012 02:32pm
God is with everyone, but we need to be with Pakistan
J. Kumar Oct 11, 2012 10:43am
Please send this poor girl to U.S.A. or U.K. so as to ensure best possible treatment is given. She is Pakistan's precious commodity.
obaid Oct 09, 2012 02:33pm
God, can I please have one good news from home???
Adam Oct 09, 2012 02:35pm
This is the lowest point in the history of mankind. Shame to the law enforcement agencies.
Lakhar Khan.. New York.. Pekhawar Oct 09, 2012 02:38pm
'Taliban', your end is near and you know it. How many Malala will you try to silence? How much blood is enough to quench your thirst? How many lives will you take to server you selfish, twisted purpose? You may don't believe that you are a selfish murderer You may believe you are doing something noble. However, you and your ilk will meet your maker soon. You can run but you can't hide.
True Pakistani Oct 10, 2012 12:53pm
- i hope malala makes full recovery. that said trust the army having the best of every thing, even physicians, while the rest of pakistan is infested with fake doctors. only in pakistan, did you say?
suraj Makhija Oct 09, 2012 02:42pm
Do you really expect Pakistani authorities to capture these terrorists? I can't remember that they ever caught any killers or kidnappers. President and prime ministers always order inquiries but nothing happens.
samvj Oct 10, 2012 12:01pm
May God bless the Malala & her friends. I wish for speedy recovery. For God sake all including religious leaders should come out in public and start countering these kind of activities. I hope with collective poeples voice Pakistan becomes a peaceful place to live.
innohunter Oct 09, 2012 02:14pm
Exterminate TTP. Enough said
A J Khan Oct 09, 2012 01:26pm
Shame on Talibans for their shameless acts, Lawyers who pleaded their cases, Judges who acquitted them, Political Parties and media personals who support them. their hands are soaked with the blood of Malala, the innocent angel of Pakistan.
asad Oct 10, 2012 01:10am
As an appreciation for her fearless courage, She should be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. A member of national assembly is required to file the official nomination. I wish I can convey this message to the law makers in Pakistan
Mehran Khan Oct 09, 2012 07:53pm
Taliban's need some proper education and this is very shameful.
Asif Oct 09, 2012 07:15pm
My hats to Malala and to her brave adventure and God will protect her inshallah, but there is a lesson for all pakistani who has choose to be silent about this and continue to let these thugs run their daily lives. If you have any sense of pride in you, you would not let these tyrants come back to your town and if they do try make an example out of them.
SabTheekKarey Oct 09, 2012 08:54pm
Is this the last straw? Shooting at unarmed girl disgusting! How many more such incidents before the dam of patience is split wide open. May sge get well soon. And may this be the end.
Noble Lucifer Oct 10, 2012 12:14am
Will typing few words of compassion help? Has anyone thought of what the point of no return for this country?
gita Oct 09, 2012 04:32pm
Here come the Taliban! What a shame that an innocent girl with a noble mission is shot in the name of Islam! Pakistan is a failed State and the growing influence of Islamists is going to make the region ungovernable. Unfortunately, conservative Islamists wish to revert back to their vision of living in true Islamic world. Maybe what we call regression is what the Taliban considers right for their peoples
buoyant Oct 09, 2012 04:35pm
We are all Malala Yousufzai....
Rajesh Oct 09, 2012 03:23pm
You really expect her to continue after all this ?
Nasr KiKi Oct 09, 2012 08:04pm
This time he has come clean and opposed the Mullahs Talibans
janan Oct 09, 2012 06:59pm
This is act of cowards, no mulism or pukhtoon should be doing this. We all pray for Malaly fast recovery.
Shahid Masud Oct 09, 2012 09:14pm
Our daughter gets shot and we stand helpless watch it happen, ( we should be ashamed of ourselves). It's time to tell these savages that " ISLAM MEANS HUMANITY " and those who commit these outrageous acts of terrorism against the humanity have no right to call themselves Muslim. Let us all prey to Almighty ALLAH to protect Malala from all the evils and she makes a full recovery. I want to tell Malala that my kids call me Baba and it's going to be an honor for me if you consider me as your Baba too ( I am sure that I am not the only one so desperate for this honor ). I request the administration of DAWN that if I could be of some help then don't hesitate to pass on my Email address to the family of Malala. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU MALALA AND GET WELL SOON, GET WELL SOON , GET WELL SOON.
me Oct 09, 2012 03:43pm
Which ever way you look at it, its a not acceptable. Period. Shame TTP !!
03144543243 Oct 09, 2012 03:08pm
This is exactly what used to be happened in the age of
Oz Oct 09, 2012 03:58pm
yeah? who is capable ?? We should understand the enormity of the task. Taliban have plagued this country like tumour in the name of LJ, SSP, and many other so called religious organisations - that are all connected with militancy and gorilla war. The gorilla attacks are not something that you can pre-empt that easily and you should appreciate the loss of life the security forces have suffered in trying to protect us all.
wizarat Oct 09, 2012 03:57pm
Is this a Pakhtoon legacy that we are so proud? I know it is not an Islamic Legacy to shoot and kill women and children. Where is Imran Khan and other Taliban supporters.
Shakib Oct 09, 2012 03:58pm
Well Taliban are simply cowards, they find a 15 year old girl to demonstrate their power. It only shows that their fanaticism has led them to live and think at the level of animals. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.....
haroon Oct 09, 2012 04:53pm
There are thousands of Malala's which will come up after this incidence. Hats off to the duaghter of Swat.
mary Oct 11, 2012 06:07am
I pray God will heal this beautiful young lady and I pray her dream of education for all females in her country come true. Women, mothers,daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts do not allow these horrible people to control and place fear in your lives. Men, Fathers, brothers, grandfathers,uncles stand up and protect the women in your lives!!! Do not allow these terriorists to terriorize the females in your family and country. For it will be these women who loves your country that will save it.
GH Oct 09, 2012 03:13pm
Where is Imran Khan at this time?
Dawar Naqvi Oct 09, 2012 03:16pm
The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility for the consequences of this outrageous act.
Sajid Khan Oct 10, 2012 01:19am
I feel like crying after reading this news. Almighty give this child good life and praying for her speedy recovery. Claudia, I agree with you. I would just like to say this: "All you people who have any good feeling about these animals called Taliban, that they will save you, then you are equally responsible for there crimes against the humanity. Please open your eyes before it's too late.
shah Oct 10, 2012 01:22am
This condemnation should be from Pakistan political religious scholar, who think they are champion of Islam. Ask them does Islam allow such act for any cause.
ummemuhammed Oct 10, 2012 01:22am
Truly thanks for ur generosity and concern. However, sorry to comment so, but in ur country, freedom to speech is guaranteed, but unborn Malala's do not have freedom to birth, as abortion is legalized... In our country, Malala has a father who is proud of her, but in ur counrty, there are Malala's who do not know who their father is or their fathers dont want them, like the Apple guy who died recently and his life recap told so about him...
fraz Oct 10, 2012 01:22am
yeah, go to their country where you get more than that. Yes no one go to school in Pakistan and we are all illeterate. Why don't you start reading your newspapers and see what kind of filth is happening and murders being commited. Look at your country who is killing our people everyday generating more hatred. For God sake leave us alone...
Rafia Oct 10, 2012 01:26am
Claudia, if only it was as easy as to "consider moving to our country". 99% of the people who get an opportunity to leave will leave. The reason this girl even needed to express herself is because this is her life. And she's making a stand for it. It's horrifying what's happened to her, but people need to understand that this just isn't about the country lacking the rights of freedom of speech, but about something much bigger.
Sudy Oct 10, 2012 01:29am
Now can we Pakistanis request the US to send drones to eradicate these terrorists and punish them for so cowardly putting bullets in the head of an innocent child. Because our government is totally incapable of taking any action against them and our "beloved" politicians are busy taking out rallies to support these (so-called) Talibans against the drone strikes or requesting them to kill the movie maker!! And I hope that our honorable Chief Justice will not declare this act of my asking the US to send drones, as an act of treason, as was done against Hussain Haqqani in the (so-called) memo gate case!!!
Secular Pakistan Oct 09, 2012 02:13pm
This should dispel any doubt about the fact that the Mullah idealogy is deadly for our future generations
Aziz Oct 09, 2012 02:17pm
Height of cowardice! Not in my name! And certainly not in my religion's name. These people are evil! May they go to hell!
Indian Oct 09, 2012 03:39pm
If I was the President Of Pakistan. I would have ordered the Army & Police to get into action and find out who did this and finish them off. At-least from that area. Taliban needs some good treatment. Army did a great job removing them last year. Get well soon Malala Yousufzai. You are brave & taliban is really so lame, they got p1ssed off by a 14 year old girl. They can't do anything else other than attacking her. Terrorists are lame. Long Live Peace in Pakistan and India. Hope one day we become brother and after that we will be super-powers. US will come to us for technology then.
Venkat Oct 09, 2012 12:23pm
This girl is a HERO to me. She has more guts than most of us. Wish for her recovery.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 03:06pm
I thought the Pakistan Army was strong and powerful.
Ali Oct 09, 2012 03:36pm
Shame on TTP and all their supporters. Attacking a 15 year old girl! You should hold your heads in shame.
SAFDAR ABBAS Oct 09, 2012 12:26pm
The people who attack on Malala is not brave people. Shame on the attackers.
Bakhtawer Bilal Oct 09, 2012 12:28pm
A big shame to us who do not and would not speak more clearly against the Taliban atrocities. In my opinion, we the silent majority are worse then the barbaric Talibans.
ramshankerdubey Oct 09, 2012 12:33pm
The attack on Malala YusufJai is too hatred task. It must be condemned at every level. Particularly International community should condemn it and should encourage this 15 years girl for her extraordinary task
Anil Oct 09, 2012 12:33pm
TTP - the monster inside Pakistan.
Imran Oct 09, 2012 12:35pm
As long as there are girls like her amongst us, there is hope for our future. My respects to the parents of this brave girl. May Allah watch over her and protect her from all evil. Amen,
Shahid Oct 09, 2012 12:37pm
It's the failure of the government that they have not been able to eliminate Taliban (physically & ideologically). I can only think of one political figure who can bring unity in Pakistan and raise the quality of life for all Pakistanis all across Pakistan. .
Yusaf Oct 09, 2012 12:39pm
I am too depressed to write! Why we tolerate the TTP is beyond me. I hope young Malala pulls through.
Marcus Khaleeq Oct 09, 2012 12:43pm
TTP has accepted the responsibility I wonder what Imran has to say on this. Usually he says this is a reaction to the American drone attacks?
Pardesi Oct 09, 2012 10:15pm
Who are these Taliban? They cannot be human for what they have done. Talib? Muslim? Human? No I know one thing they are and that is murderers. Not even animals for animals do not kill for no reason. I mean what threat was a 14 year girl? Its people like these who give religion a bad name. People of Pakistan wake up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
akhter husain Oct 09, 2012 12:46pm
Nothing civilized could be expected from these misguided people.Even barbarians would have spared children and women folks from such attacks.
Steve Oct 09, 2012 12:48pm
A very brave girl. May she make a speedy recovery and carry on campaigning!
Fahd Oct 09, 2012 12:49pm
Hello Mr. Imran Khan, where are you??? Any plans for a march against Taliban?
rehman malik Oct 09, 2012 03:32pm
all ttp workers and their supporters should be hanged in public so no savages left in pakistan. these are animals, we should treat them like animals.
Jock32 Oct 09, 2012 12:53pm
Monstrous display of brutality.
rafiq meghani Oct 09, 2012 12:53pm
Are we Pakistanis so weak that we cannot save our daughters? These thugs with their own thought of belief can do anything in our country and do anything to our citizens. Is not the time for we Pakistani s wo wake up
Akram Oct 09, 2012 01:21pm
this girl has more courage than most of our politicians. I hope you are well, please push on and let us not be influenced by fear.
n.balasubramanian Oct 09, 2012 04:07pm
every one must have space to follow and preach what they believe and every one has the right to disagree in a peaceful and dignified manner . no place for violence please . hats off to this brave woman.
Bob Oct 09, 2012 11:12pm
Yes this is part of larger game, that girl was same as shakil afraid!! They bothe acted with foreign powers to tarnish Pakistani name! That's the reason the protector and almighty TTP used gun aginst a small girl!! This will message to US and UK that bullet foe her is same as missiles from drone to Pakistan.... It shows how brave talibans are, they do not have any convincing power or knowledge to convince their story to also a true believer. Only way they could explain her iwas by using gun... Wake up before it is too late... Clean before there is nothing left to clean....
pk Oct 09, 2012 11:47pm
Thank you God for Malala Yousafzai. Please protect her and her family and give her a normal long life . Every one irrespective of your nationality or religion please pray for her. Hope the Western governments act and provide her with the best medical treatment possible.
Zimbo_Indian Oct 11, 2012 05:56pm
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Masood Hussain Oct 09, 2012 01:42pm
Clouds of darkness seem to emerge again over Swat skies.Deeply concerned about futur of Swat people.
GL Oct 09, 2012 01:43pm
Why is everyone surprised? Did you expect any other behaviour from these people? After all these years of supporting these terrorists (and some politicians and cricketers and many people still support them) - what else did we expect?
G.A. Oct 09, 2012 01:44pm
How brave of TTP. Attacking an unarmed 15 year old girl. Oct 09, 2012 01:45pm
We should all hate these talibans and they should be and must be eliminated what ever the cost may be these Mullah Talibans must be eliminated.
jill hoffmann Oct 09, 2012 01:49pm
What brave men! Do you think Allah and Mohammad (PBUH) are pleased?
Tariq Oct 09, 2012 01:51pm
These are the monsters that Imran Khan thinks he can make peace with? Hopefully this cowardly act and Imran Khan's even more cowardly silence will open the eyes of the people who thinlk Khan has all the answers.
Ali Oct 09, 2012 08:43pm
This shows the cowardness of these illiterate people...They actually think that this little girl was a threat for them !!
NurHayat Oct 09, 2012 08:43pm
May she recover soon and fully! She is a light in the darkness for everyone one the planet, her candity and courage can only be admired. Our thoughts are with you, Malala Yousufzai!
Jewel Oct 09, 2012 11:40pm
As an American I was stunned to hear Brian Williams announce on World Wide News tonight that a 14 year old girl named Malala was shot by the Taliban while leaving school. I stopped in my tracks in mere disbelief. How awful for her to live in a world where there are no freedoms for women and so much ugliness. Malala is such a brave and courageous soul. We are both female and yet our worlds are so different but we are bound by one thing, that we are human beings and children of GOD. I wish I could be with her to hold her hand and help her fight through the pain. I wonder if she has family around her for support during these critical days? Dear Malala, if you should ever read this, please know that as a woman I am PROUD of your courage and bravery against the Taliban. ALWAYS stay true to your self, Trust in the GOOD and never let fear in. My prayers are with you. Stay Strong and God Bless You!
Muhammad Farooq Oct 09, 2012 01:53pm
It is sad that they are doing it in the name of Islam. I wonder who taught them this lesson. It is nowhere in Islam to kill innocent people.
SadIndian Oct 09, 2012 01:54pm
So sad. She is a brave girl. Are they really men when they attack helpless and innocent women and girls? It is next to impossible for me to even think of hurting women. Look at her face. Even Satan will not think of attacking this girl. Taliban is mother of all evil doings. More sad thing is no one is even dared to speak against Taliban or protest against this cowardly act.
SadIndian Oct 09, 2012 01:56pm
Kindly send her to India for best treatment.
Abdul Hameed Oct 09, 2012 01:56pm
Please for the sake of ALLAH stop playing politics on this Innocent teen girl I Pray ALLAH give her good health.
Riz Oct 09, 2012 01:57pm
This is a shame for entire nation..wake up....
Syed jafri Oct 09, 2012 01:57pm
If that attacks don't wake us up I dont know anything else will. Shame on this bayghairat nation who can't even protect a daughter.
pathanoo Oct 09, 2012 01:58pm
What kind of demented evil attacks a 15 year old innocent girl. All who openly or covertly support and help Taliban should hang their head in shame. Is this the kind of Islam you are so proud of? The Taliban are nothing but beasts from Hell. FOR SHAME!!!!
Irfan Baloch Oct 09, 2012 04:07pm
is this comment made out of innocence or do you really mean to implore the TTP supporters to rethink? 32000 people murdered countless maimed, mosques, Shrines & graves destroyed & desecrated yet TTP still enjoys the support of this middle class Born Again Muslims. this incident wont do much to the conscience of these people, they want to see every town square of Pakistan turned into SWAT. is that Islam? well TTP & their supporters seem to think so.
Rai Riaz Hussain Oct 09, 2012 02:02pm
If we had imparted education to our people, this situation had not arisen.
Salim Oct 09, 2012 11:22am
We Pakistanis are very unfortunate nation where innocent torch bearers are also unsafe. She is pride of Pakistan and wish her long and healthy life.
Kaiser Waziri Oct 09, 2012 11:22am
We cannot fight this war with guns. We need to educate these people. We need to fight the mindset by engaging them in a dialogue. The holy prophet (pbuh) laid great emphasis on education. I salute this brave girl! May Allah give her speedy recovery.
Canadian5380 Oct 09, 2012 03:59pm
Remember Lal Masjid, from Nawaz Sharif to IK and every politician and Molvi is sheding crocodile tears on Lal Masjid. After this will any Government dare to enforce the writ against these crimnals waging Jihad against innocent child. Will our Mullahs and right wing politicians condemn this action loud and clear, instead of hiding behind calling these barbaric actions as reaction to siding with US in war on terror.
Parus Oct 09, 2012 11:36am
May God Bless this Girl ameen..............Govt should help her in any case.
Gerry D'Cunha Oct 09, 2012 02:19pm
why don't the muslim leaders give 'fatwa' to these people?
kemariwala Oct 09, 2012 02:19pm
Sharam hum ko magar nahee aati( we have become so shameless). Totally agree with rajahindustaani on this.
BIMAL CHANDRA JHA Oct 09, 2012 02:21pm
Sir, I on behalf of all like minded people send warm greetings to the brave act of Malala Yousufzai who acted in defence of mankind. Every living person has got human right to believe in any faith. No body has right to dictate any person to follow a certain faith. The little girl of 15 years understood the basic tenets of religion at the risk of her life. I would like to meet her if I am alive or she is alive. Yours faithfully; BIMAL CHANDRA JHA samanpur Road, Patna, India
Junky Oct 09, 2012 02:21pm
Where is Imran Khan now? Can we expect another peace march for these innocent children (around 40 thousand civilians killed by Taliban) instead of talking about Drones which kills mostly these damnable bearded religious fanatics. NO one would come out... they only protest against US/India but not against people who have killed 40,000 innocents....... Damn them all... Imran khan and others will explain this act as a REACTION against government policies...
Ahmed Oct 09, 2012 02:22pm
TTP and their ignorant ideology has no place in this world or here after. May Allah guide these Khawajites and protect muslim from their oppression. Ameen
janaan Oct 09, 2012 02:25pm
TTP supporters in Pakistan should now understand the dangers they present to the future of their children.
Ahmed Oct 09, 2012 02:26pm
Unfortunately when any government not just PPP try to eliminate these cowards, people among us take to the street for their protection. How ironic
Engineer Abdul Majeed Shah Oct 09, 2012 02:27pm
Attackers are coward but where is our government, security forces to catch such culpirts. Aouthorties are totally flop , they should leave charge to capable one.
Mustafa Oct 09, 2012 02:28pm
Shame on Taliban for attacking a innocent girl speaks volumes about the mindset , they are a threat to our existence ,and should be crushed with full force.
skeptic Oct 09, 2012 02:28pm
i am a great supporter of Imran Khan but enough of this tact,it's time for him to openly come out and declare his intent against this cancer called TTP . If he has the guts to stand up against the USA then he should also have the guts to stand up against TTP. Today is a sad sad day for our country and my heart bleeds and who ever supports or does not speak against these killers i.e TTP then he is not one of us and that includes you Mr Khan. aspiring to be a leader is not an easy thing and you might not be mine anymore in a very short time. TTP needs to be condemned at very level.We need to finish them Inshallah
uzma Oct 11, 2012 06:49am
When there is pitch darkness everywhere,it means light is about to come.Lets hope from God ,to give her best health.Ameen
nelam Oct 09, 2012 08:28pm
cowards, that is all they are. May God curse them.
Naeem Khan Manhattan,KS Oct 09, 2012 11:43pm
Thank you
Rajesh Oct 11, 2012 05:04pm
Do things like this happen in India every day ? Why Not ? I wonder!
Juan Oct 09, 2012 11:35pm
If ever there is a group of people that is killing ISLAM, it is the Taliban. The children beg for enlightenment, and the Taliban answer is a bullet to the head. Why do Muslims riot in the streets over a 10 minute youtube video, but remain silent when children are murdered in the name of Allah?
aviratam Oct 09, 2012 05:09pm
our prayers for this beautiful and brave child.
ahmed Oct 09, 2012 11:08am
She is our shinning star i pray for her health and safety.
JP Singh Oct 09, 2012 04:29pm
I pray for her - she is like a daughter to all of us here.
Shabut Oct 09, 2012 01:13pm
TTP represents the lowest level of humanity, perhaps worst than worst of the animals.
siraj Oct 09, 2012 04:24pm
AND on the people who attached the child. A CHILD for God's sake!
Kaiser Waziri Oct 09, 2012 11:02pm
I condemn all acts of violence conducted anywhere in the world under any excuse. Killing of an innocent, unarmed girl at point blank range is as hideous an act (if not more) as the bombing of Waziristan by unmanned drones. Can we provide justice to Malalal or to any of the thousands of people who got killed in Waziristan?
Christopher Oct 09, 2012 10:55pm
The thing is... We know how brave she is... How brave can WE become!!??
WA, MD Oct 09, 2012 10:56pm
The Taliban are obviously afraid of her. What kind of men are afraid of their intelligent daughters?
Ghazali Oct 10, 2012 12:57am
Claudia, Malala is going to be the wake up call for this country. I hope our people rally behind this girl and fight the barbarianism of the Taliban. That being said, the United States has enough issues of its own that it should deal with first. Let's not forget the student in Aurora who went on a shooting rampage in that cinema and killed 12 people for no apparent reason or the acid that was thrown on Katie Piper's face. Evil pervades throughout this world and the U.S is part of the world. I hope that we as Pakistanis and Americans can resolve these issues and bring about a new era of prosperity and peace.
jd shami Oct 09, 2012 03:19pm
AND Sunami Khan want to speak to these terrorists.
Tahir Oct 09, 2012 01:29pm
not only condemn must be dealt with iron hands
Shakil Oct 09, 2012 10:22am
may Allah bless her and shame on thsoe who are intolerant... she is just a girl, for God's sake...
03139620341 Oct 09, 2012 10:24am
may Allah give her soon recovery
muks Oct 09, 2012 10:24am
Unfortunate state of current PAKistan
maria Oct 09, 2012 01:23pm
we r all responsible for ths attack ............not only taliban ...........we dun provide her security when she was the one who voiced against thm then it was our prime duty to protect our youth. the unjustice is increasing day by day
Vista Oct 09, 2012 04:09pm
Why r u bringing foreign hand in this?? Why does a foreign hand do these things for a 15 year old girl? Is she threat to any foreign elements other than your own TTP?? Drop your this mindset and don't blame foreign hand for everything which is happening in your own country at this time...
Abbas Oct 09, 2012 04:09pm
Shame on Taliban and there supporters.
Parvez Oct 09, 2012 10:33am
........the Prime Minister has strongly condemned the incident. In real terms what does that mean ??
James Oct 09, 2012 01:33pm
Will the TTP bother if they are condemned by international community.The condemnation should be from within Pakistan.Else this girl is going to continue being in danger
Salahuddin Shaikh Oct 09, 2012 02:09pm
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Kausik Oct 09, 2012 10:46pm
I am a Hyderabad indian and many of classmates were Muslim women in medical school osmania university from 1958-64 and these very educated smart Muslim women pursued studies abroad and contributed to society and their families.I am shocked that in this day and age such extremism practiced just because of being a female and to treated like slaves with no education and more kitchen work.I hope Pakistan will wake up and end all discriminatory laws against women and minorities and silence the mullahs.I compliment Dawn for being a champion of free speech and humanitarian as this sad story of a innocent school girl bringing tears to millions.
masroor Oct 09, 2012 06:17pm
God save Malala and shame to Talban how brave are you. If I could do something I would bomb these monsters so they turn into small pieces.
ali Oct 09, 2012 11:04pm
coward talibans, is this how Holy Prophet (pbuh) would have dealt with this child?
Aamir Oct 09, 2012 04:27pm
Shameless taliban strike again, Once again they have proved how tyrant and barbarian they are, they have no ethics and no code of honour. All those people who support taliban are equally responsible for this inhuman incident. Hats off for this brave girl from Mingora.
Faraz Oct 10, 2012 10:43am
What's the name of the other girl who was injured? Oct 09, 2012 05:39pm
Talibaan k khilaaf nahi AMERICA k khilaaf protest kero...
Jameel from Pakistan Oct 09, 2012 09:17am
Barbarians will remain barbarians forever.
Pakistan Oct 09, 2012 04:19pm
Mr Rafiq if your are a true Pakistani then detach TTP from Pakistan and Islam, Becuse neith they support the Islam of Muhammad (PBUH) nor they are in favor of Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam.
ylhoff Oct 09, 2012 08:17pm
Oh, those brave, wise men of the Taliban. Scared of a little girl! Let all the women of the world stand up and condemn the men of the Taliban for their cowardice. Let all the women of the world remind these
Hussain Shah Oct 09, 2012 11:51pm
MALALA is PAKISTANI daughter and future leader of our country , all the people of PAKISTAN are thankful to president that the GOVT has decided to send her for treatment abroad .
aftabwilson Oct 09, 2012 10:08am
People who still support openly or silently these types of mindsets should not be allowed to take part in any forth coming elections. Why Imran Khan or other alike not coming forward to condemn this barbaric act. What message are we sending all around the world?
M Asim - UK Oct 09, 2012 11:44am
Shame on the attackers - you would spare an innocent MUSLIM girl who preaches ISLAM = PEACE
irfan Oct 09, 2012 08:17pm
May God Almighty give her strength to survive and continue her fight. Now is the time for Imran Khan to do a long march (for a change) against Taliban (if he has the guts)
Munsif Oct 09, 2012 10:07am
I hope the authorities will track down those terrorists who fired on these girls and bring them to justice swiftly. Malala is a national asset and should be protected. The country needs more girls like her to ensure a brighter future for the next generations especially women of Pakistan.
ibrahim Oct 09, 2012 01:25pm
do you seriously think they know what shame is.
shado Oct 09, 2012 08:20pm
We need to be campainging more and more over the drone strike, this has made the whole nation barbaric. Imran khan should continue protest against the drone! (no freedom of speech anywhere.)
urawal Oct 10, 2012 09:19am
My daughter is born a few yrs back and already named.....would have named here Malala for sure.........if she was born after this incident
Bharat Oct 09, 2012 08:36pm
Why are moderate Pakistanis not out in the street to condemn this brutal attack on this beautiful child? Does anyone in Pakistan have a conscious? Where are the pompous Generals?
Syed Oct 09, 2012 08:36pm
This is a message for all Pakistanis. Its high time that we should stand up against these lawless people and finish them off. Its a lesson for all of us that these are people that are not fighting religion but a gang of thugs that should be crushed.
Shams Islam Oct 10, 2012 01:00am
Suggestion; DAWN Can someone (non profit) open an account in her name to collect funds so she is rehabilitated? Let DAWN know so we can help out.
Ali Vaqar Awan Oct 09, 2012 10:04pm
Shame on Talibans and thier supporters. They are worst than barbarians and totally inhuman. Hats off to Malala for taking a brave step and speaking against evil. No one has any right to tell you what to do or not. Also God has given us free will to decide where to proceed or not. These extremists deserve a worst kind of punishment for their heinous crimes. Tablibans are real coward and lack gutts as by attacking young girl who did no harm. Malala is the real hero and real champion.
IMTIAZ Oct 09, 2012 10:10pm
Dear Malala, GET Well soon- we need you, ALLAH is with you- i know you will be okey. My heart and my prayers for you and inshallah one day you shine again. You are the SHAHEEN and I Beg to PAKISTAN to stand up for "brave Malala" ALLAH BLESS YOU and GET WELL SOON.
Shah Oct 09, 2012 10:37pm
Obviously, "collateral damage". Where were the "human rights activists" when children are killed drone strikes?
Sohrab Oct 09, 2012 10:39pm
I am sure the Khan and his followers will speak lound and clear where they stand on this issue instead of blaming all ills in Pakistan to the US and drones. May this be a mojor decisive factor for people choosing their leaders. Let us hear them out and let us see if any of these so called brave defiant followers of Khan are bold enough to take on these butchers.
obaid Oct 10, 2012 08:55am
Why can't out military and agencies track down and catch hold of the TTP spokesman, who can so easily contact DAWN and accept responsibility?
Thass Oct 10, 2012 12:58am
High time Pakistan deals with this cancer which is destroying our religon Islam and the future of Pakistan as a nation.
Ghazali Oct 09, 2012 10:39pm
O Taliban! You may break our windows... but you will never break our hearts! My heart goes out to Malala. InshAllah, she will recover from this ordeal and will continue to inspire this country. She is our beacon of light in the darkness of these barbarians. May she prosper forever!
John Oct 10, 2012 08:38am
Malai is a true hero. She is proof that God exists in Children. These cowardly Taliban will fail. Their guns are no match for the support that Malai is genertaing across the World. God bless her. Hope she recovers quickly. My prayers are with her family too -
Janet Oct 10, 2012 08:37am
I pray for Malala Yousufzai's swift and complete recovery. It is heartbreaking that such a young and inspiring advocate for peace has been attacked in such a vicious manner. May God bless her and the other young girl who was attacked and may He bring them and their families peace and solace.
salim khan Oct 09, 2012 09:00pm
shame for all of us,why there is no jaloos/dharna/hartal, for this brutality , why all parties are silent now,why all clerics are mute? at least we hope IMRAN KHAN will visit her, we pakistani living abroad are ready to help this poor,brave girl,she is our daughter, salim khan, kansas city.U.S.A.
Dhump Oct 09, 2012 05:47pm
If this attack can't wake up mindless people who support Taliban terrorists than nothing else will!! Lets all work together to kick them out of our beloved country.
Raul Oct 09, 2012 05:22pm
Wishing Malala a speedy recovery. She is a true follower of God, definitely NOT the tale bans and the likes. BTW what has Imran Khan to say about this incident
toseef25 Oct 09, 2012 11:13am
Thank God the candle is still lit. This should make her even stronger in her peace quest.
Shah Oct 09, 2012 10:51pm
Salam to brave Malala Lets all the school girls and their parents come out in force to let the TTP know that this is not accepted no matter who you are. I ask the Govt to bring these thugs to Justice.
Ali Oct 10, 2012 05:05pm
We all pray for her speedy recovery. Pakistan army and intelligence should track every one involved in planning and executing it. All responsible for it should be prosecuted. Malala and her views are the winners. We all support freedom for kids and women in this country.Pakistan government should get upto date stem cell and ECM treatments immediately available to her.
Shams Islam Oct 10, 2012 12:57am
A 12 year old girl can strike fear in Taliban's Heart. How Pathitic and useless?
Lee Chang Oct 10, 2012 12:58am
Pakistan is the country who created taliban and the first country who recognised the taliban govt in Afganistan. Innocent moderate pakistani people now suffering. God bless malala.
Sarah Oct 09, 2012 08:35pm
Malala is my hero. She'll be in my prayers.
Harjinder Oct 10, 2012 04:30pm
A very sad story : (
Ali Shallwani Oct 09, 2012 10:04pm
It sickens me to see this happen. No matter what the cause, the Talibans have crossed the line. All the sympathizers of this organization should look at what they are capable of doing and withdraw their allegiance. This group needs to be crushed. If, after this, anybody who supports the Talibans are equally responsible for the crime committed against this young 15 year old girl, who has so much to contribute, not only to the Pakistani society, but the world in general. May God bless her.
Ram Krishan Sharma Oct 09, 2012 04:59pm
Omer , Muslims have attacked an innocent Muslim girl and tried to shorten her life. There is No conspiracy.
Global South Oct 09, 2012 01:12pm
The religion of peace strikes again....
Mohit (India) Oct 10, 2012 07:02am
This is extreamly sorry state that small girl is shot. Is there any law that prevails? Unable to understand why government is so helpless in curbing them. Such type to Children are not only pride for a particular country but for whole world. If the Government is unable to protect the future of its country than its pathetic
final_reckoning Oct 10, 2012 06:34am
PM fulfilled his responsibility by condemning the attack.
jawad Oct 09, 2012 10:36pm
May allah give you good health (Malala Yousufzai)
final_reckoning Oct 10, 2012 06:23am
Pakistan...where law of jungle prevails
fareed murtaza Oct 10, 2012 12:52am
May Allah help her speedy recovery - I wish this little brave girl all the best.
Bobs Oct 09, 2012 03:29pm
Can a minister call for bounty for head of his Taliban brother now? why people are not on street protesting like they protested for Raymond Davis? Some how I start believing that all pakistani do want taliban life style in their country because of their silence in cases like this. Why there is no national holiday to hunt for Talibans who attacked her? Why why why dear Pakistan.where is all gairat, pride now?
faz Oct 09, 2012 11:11am
I do not know what sort of islam they are following when they attack children they can hide now but the warth of Allah will come after them .
obaid Oct 09, 2012 01:12pm
Shame on the people who attacked Malala. They are defaming Islam while they proclaim to be its defenders. They are the mufsideen (the evil mongerers) on the earth.
Babar Khan Oct 09, 2012 01:11pm
Can Imran Khan please speak up?
American Oct 10, 2012 06:12pm
Malala is my newest hero! What a brave important woman she has become! Takes an army of men to gun her down. My prayers are with you sweetheart.
Ahmed Oct 10, 2012 03:41am
I am not sure how "good" these "good men" of Pakistan are anymore. While the taliban who shot her was probably some brainwashed young man and didnt know any better, the Pakistani "elite" like Imran Khan and the molvis who prefer to paint "amreeka" as the villain are the one's responsible for Pakistan refusing to basically surrendering to a bunch of wild men and inflating their "courage" to superhuman levels. Malala is just one of hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis wounded so far as a result.
Bala Varadarajan Oct 10, 2012 03:45am
Claudia, what a short memory you have. Martin Luther King, Kennedy Brothers and most recently Gabrielle Giffords who was shot last year. It is surprising that you are able to make the statement from a country where there is no restriction on guns.
sajjad Oct 09, 2012 05:02pm
SHAME ON TALIBAN. Long Live Malala. This 12 year old alone is braver than all the bearded devils claiming to be muslims. May Allah grant her health. All prayers for her.
shafeeq Oct 09, 2012 12:00pm
I hope she will recover her health very soon Insha Allah. This all because of the nil bribe, and nonage govt. they are sleeping to make the money only. The federal and provincial govt both are responsible for this and other dishonest incidents. Your next vote is very important for the future of Pakistan.
Allan Oct 09, 2012 04:45pm
send Imran Khan to negotiate a peace deal. NOT.
nadsc Oct 09, 2012 01:10pm
Attacking a 14 year old girl with automatic weapons? How cowardly can they be?
Adeen Oct 10, 2012 05:28am
May she get well soon.
Orfeo Oct 09, 2012 03:44pm
The Shareef brothers (PML-N), the Zardari's and the PM (PPP), and even Altaf Hussain (MQM) are among some leaders who have condemned this attach. Where the heck is PTI's fearless leader (and my hero) Imran Khan??? Is he supportive of or against this atrocity. Clearly, there is no difference between innocent victims of drones or talibans. Hello, are you awake PTI people???
Shahid Niaz Oct 09, 2012 11:15am
We are with you Malala. Brave girl, don't give in to these cowards.
Rao Oct 10, 2012 05:16am
How come no political leader declared a bounty on the heads of these killers.
Muhammad Hussain Shangla Oct 10, 2012 05:10am
Dear Malala, the whole nation is proud of a brave and courageous young daughter/sister and we are all praying for your speedy recovery. Salam to the mother and father of this young brave lady and lahnat on Shayateen who did this cowardly act.
Indunil Oct 10, 2012 05:12am
I understand what you are saying Claudia, and I'm sure America would take her in in a heart-beat. But she wants to make a change for her country for all women out there. She is clearly been born with a purpose and I don't think this is going to stop her. Because of this she has made everyone around the world know her and learn about what she stands for.
Cyrus Howell Oct 10, 2012 05:10am
How can President Zardari make peace with the Taliban? Peace to the Taliban means that the Pakistan Army does not attack them, but they are still allowed to beat and execute women, and marry off pre-teenage girls en mass before they can reach secondary school. Making peace with the Taliban is a sign of weakness. To the world and to the Taliban.
Indunil Oct 10, 2012 05:09am
Times like this I feel helpless and sad. We live in such a cruel world. We as humans have not developed in any way. In fact we are going backwards. To hurt a child, a girl who stood for peace is the same as nailing a man in a cross. I beg of you to not be so cruel. Please stop this madness, why are we hurting each other so much..
Backwoodsman Oct 09, 2012 04:17pm
The attack on the 15 year old girl was a disgrace. The governments connivance with the US drone attacks killing largely innocent people to get at few persons identified on the basis of rumours and hearsay in the absence of due process is also a disgrace. Don't attempt to exculpate this governement by conflating these two very different issues.
Hameed Oct 10, 2012 05:07am
Swat used to be the most safest place in Pakistan. Within a pace of one year some brutal elements appeared from nowhere. Everyone calls them taliban but, they are not. They are brutal terrorists financed and supported by someone outside. Their puspose is to create instability and chaos is the region. They have no sympathy for a child or an innocent person.
sja Oct 10, 2012 05:06am
Ignorance is the biggest crime against humanity --- who can teach the UNTEACHABLES, that the prophet of Islam, PBUH advised his UMMA, to go to China in search of KNOWLEDGE, what kind of ISlam these people follow or where they get their education --- obviously their mothers never went to school. Did the mother of the believers, Hazrat Aisha, not learned from the Prophet PBUH, and narrated a lot of Ahadeeth, and the conduct and behaviour of the Prophet PBUH, for guidanceof the ummah. Let us pray to Almighty God, Oh Allah, this religion of PEACE, and submission to your will, has been made so difficult, people have taken in their own hands to take the life of innocent and the weak, the females, Oh Allah you told us so clearly, killing one person is as if killing the entire humanity, and saving one life is as if the whole humanity, is saved. Please, OH GOD, help us to understand the meaning of this verses of the Quran, and learn about gaining knowledge, from the Hadeeth of the Prophet PBUH. Allahumma innakaa affuuwuun tohibbull afw, fafoooo annna. Oh allah we ask forgiveness as you love forgiving, so please FORGIVE all of US. Ameen suma Ameen,.
Anon Oct 09, 2012 05:41pm
Salute the brave girl. This goes to prove how cowardly the taliban are. A 15 year old girl (repeat 15 and girl) makes them insecure...shame on Pakistan who cannot protect its children. Shame on us that we are not doing enough to stop these horrible people..
naju Oct 10, 2012 05:03am
Malala my daughter I am sorry for letting this happen to you as a father as a human and as a citizen of Pakistan. I have no excuse for making you go through this pain. You are more brave then us I know our leaders are shameless. We all are praying for your speedy recovery.. .
Haroon Oct 10, 2012 04:58am
pata naheee yah zameen kyun naa phat paree, kia zulam ho raha hai maray khuadaa. shaihd khudaa nay bhee es quom to bhulaaa dia hai. dil khoon kaay ansso ro raha hai.
Ali Oct 10, 2012 04:55am
I'm sorry I disagree with you my friend. No one is thankful that the president DECIDED to send her for treatment abroad. Our government loves to decide and make promises but never takes an action. I will be thankful when she is sent abroad immediately and not when her condition worsens.
SA Oct 10, 2012 04:55am
Shame on the whole society that support these animals in name of religion. Shame on all of us who tend to balme everything on others but never look what are we breeding in our own home
imran Oct 10, 2012 04:55am
May Allah grant her a rapid recovery and may Allah also reserve a special place in hell for those who planned and ultimately committed this senseless and cowardly act.
Cyrus Howell Oct 10, 2012 04:51am
America does not apologize for killing it's enemies.
Cyrus Howell Oct 10, 2012 04:52am
"I bit you, but you knew I was a snake before you took me in."
Wacher Oct 10, 2012 04:50am
may the Almight continue to protect
Cyrus Howell Oct 10, 2012 04:48am
Malala is peaceful now under sedation. When she does wake up and is better she probably will not even remember what happened.
Warda Azam Oct 10, 2012 05:32pm
Its not right what he Taliban has done. but why the media, all political parties and human rights organizations does not speak so open kindheartedly about the 1000's of other Muslim girls being shot in Muslim countries. it is just the media which is giving a single girl so much importance for nothing. what did she done??? just showed the world the wrong image of Islam and for which she got so much importance. Taliban are not on the right. its right.! but why so much importance for a single girl who just wrote what was not actual. be fair media!!!!!! be fair whole world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wacher Oct 10, 2012 04:46am
You haven't the force or the courage. You are just a bunch of cowards.
Khurram Oct 10, 2012 04:43am
What's being done about the Taliban guys who shot her? Especially with the Taliban taking official responsibility?
Kayenn Oct 09, 2012 11:46am
Real Shame for the cowards who did this and the silent majority which doesn't raise their voice against these people and try to condone their act through conspiracy theories.....They are trying to kill a person who is showing them the mirror and they dont like what they see and hence want to kill all the voices and people who will show them the mirror !!!!!!
Rashi Oct 10, 2012 04:42am
what about the details and treatment of second girl who was also injured, no news about her survival. Can media report about that too?
Khan Oct 10, 2012 04:38am
What about the other two girls who got bullets only because Malala was in that van and was the prime target.Are they getting the 'best medical treatment' as per the orders of Mr. President? I am not against Malala's treatment but nobody said anything about those girls.
XYZabc Oct 10, 2012 04:38am
What about the other 100million?
Abu-Salmaan Oct 10, 2012 04:36am
Pakistani government should implement the President's decision without a second's delay as Malala's life is a symbol of inspiration for all the humanity and especially for the peace loving Pakistanies, specifically the Pakistani girls. MALALA is a brave and beautiful Pakistani girl and I wish her a long, healthy and happy life. The government and people of Pakistan should also take similar care of the other girls also who got injured along with MALALA in this incident and should not ignore them at all. May Allah give the rulers the courage to totally eradicate these cowards who feel no shame in attacking the unarmed innocent school girls and by doing so once again they have proved that they may look like humans but are actually worst than Pigs in their behavior. These pigs should be eliminated from the face of earth as soon as possible.
Nomi Oct 10, 2012 04:33am
Just wish Malala a speedy Recovery. this cowardly Act should be condemned in all possible words and strict action should be taken. She should be sent to Britain , so that her education career can be cherished...
kris Oct 10, 2012 04:33am
But moving to your country may assure her a free speech and good life. But she is very much needed in Pakistan or in any Islamic countries to promote secularism.
Muhibullah Oct 09, 2012 05:44pm
What a wholly unexpected outcome. Who could have thought that using a young girl as a propaganda tool against insurgents after crushing a violent insurgency with extreme force could result in reprisals against the girl.
Zener Oct 10, 2012 04:28am
I' wondering the about the timming of this attack, Imran in tribal areas near taliban, and the taliban display antics of brutality ...
nboghani Oct 10, 2012 04:25am
Taliban are cowed and it shows time after time. May God protect you Malala.
imran Oct 10, 2012 04:24am
Hmmmm really and extremely sad for the young girl daughter of a corrupt nation........... a nation which claimed to be Muslim but very very far from Islam. These Taliban were trained and feed by the Pakistan nation and charities were given in madras by this nation so these may fight against our neighboring nations............ now this mind set of taliban has become a lizard in our mouth neither we are able to swallow it nor we are able to throw it out. Pity on Pakistan nation which is totally misled by these Mullahs and corrupt politicians.............. May God bless Malala Yousufzai and save her life. Ameen
Asad Oct 10, 2012 04:20am
Our planet will be a lot happier once these Taliban are wiped out from the face of the earth. 99% are ignorant and know absolutely nothing about the faith they so loudly profess to protect. They should be smoked out like rats and incinerated.
tariq Oct 10, 2012 04:20am
My heart is so full of anger today. Why there is no outrage against this barbaric act, why no one is protesting on the streets?
EA Oct 10, 2012 04:16am
Spellings plz....Provided NOT Procided.
sabka Maalik Ek Oct 10, 2012 04:11am
I salute the young and brave 15 year old girl for standing up to a bunch of cowards. BTW if they are real followers of Islam, they would not be attacking an innocent angel like her. May god give her a long and happy life.
Anish Oct 10, 2012 04:09am
Its sad... These kind of extream moves from a set of people are spoiling the image of your country
Abu-Salmaan Oct 09, 2012 04:55pm
TTP has proved by attacking a15 year old girl child with gun bullets that how much coward and inhuman they are, actually WORSE THAN ANIMALS, SHAME ON TTP. I pray for a complete and early recovery of MALALA YOUSAFZAI, her parents should be so proud of their brave daughter. TTP by their cowardly act has made her a NATIONAL HERO and every Peaceful Pakistani should be proud of her who stood against these two legged animals. The Pakistani government should provide special protection to her whole family and award them financially as MALALA ia a national asset.
Jerry Hirsch Oct 10, 2012 04:01am
If only we were all as brave as Malala.
Sajid Oct 10, 2012 03:59am
Dear sister Malala! We pray for your fast recovery.
karnavani Oct 10, 2012 03:56am
I wonder whether this brave girl shall be able to stir her nation with her bravery.If this does'nt, then I wonder what will. I salute this brave girl.
Mubashir Oct 10, 2012 03:55am
What kind of cowards would sneak attack a 14 year old girl. She has more guts than all those Taliban combined because she dared to take them on. May Allah bless her and grant her speedy recovery. What kind of animals are we dealing with disguised as humans??
engrahmad Oct 10, 2012 03:52am
I seriously doubt that attackers are Taliban or Pukhtoon. As far as I know pukhtoons, they never attack women or children.
shahzada Oct 09, 2012 05:43pm
this has been very brutal from so called Taliban.
greatiamtoo Oct 10, 2012 03:38am
Oh dear....oh dear...oh dear.........
Marty Oct 10, 2012 02:45am
How heartbreaking that such a brave girl was viciously attacked by ignorant thugs.
Sofia jana Oct 09, 2012 01:38pm
May you live long dear malala...
Shahid Oct 10, 2012 03:30am
My prayers are with Malala and with her family. I pray for her speedy recovery. We are proud of you and you are the pride of Pakistan. Shame on coward talibans to attack on 15 year old girl. That is their strength and level. But the good thing is here that taliban's end is very near.
Karim Oct 10, 2012 01:36am
Pakistan is a deeply troubled land, however kids regularly get shot in American high schools. Please pray for malala speedy recovery.
Nasar Oct 10, 2012 03:24am
I am angry as hell. The Government of Pakistan should name one school in every District or Tehsil of the country as Malala Yousufzai High School and one major street in every big town as Malala Yousufzai Road to show these barbarians that they can not stop the light no matter how dark their minds have become. I hope our security agencies can catch the culprits and bring them to justice.
Tanvr Afgan Oct 10, 2012 03:10am
The TTP and its backers must be crushed with full force available with the state of Pakistan. And shame on the TTPs international financiers and supplier of arms.
Concerned Citizen Oct 10, 2012 03:06am
The government should use drones and whatever is necessary to get rid of the Talibans. I ask all concerned Pakistanis to rise up against the Talibans and all fanatics who support them including politicians.
Raw is War Oct 10, 2012 03:03am
Taliban still your assets?
Maymunah Oct 10, 2012 03:01am
The freedom you have in America is the result of hard work, efforts of many, many women and men. It may seem very natural for you to have those rights, but it took many years, over a century to develop them. So don't compare America to Pakistan just on the basis that both are countries and run by human beings. There are many areas, key historical events, revolutions, reformations, political changes, etc that had to take place by the American people themselves. Not some outside force. Pakistanis have to do the same. They have to make changes, and be leaders of change in their own nation.
Adnan Oct 10, 2012 03:00am
One of the meaning of Malala is "Sad" and today everybody is Malala!
GH Oct 10, 2012 02:58am
When are we going to stand up against TTP.If this would not open our eyes,what would.
Adnan Oct 10, 2012 02:57am
Claudia I agree with you but people who have attacked this brave and intelligent kid were unfortunately brainwashed and trained by USA, Saudia Arabia and Pakistan. Please also know that the freedeom and values we enjoy here in America are not being exported to other countries by our government. We love real democracy here in America but our country encourages and some time prefer dictatorship in other countries. We tell other countries my way or smart bombs. Its not our values which other people hate but our foriegn policy which is creating enemies. I believe our country, USA, is the best country to live in but this Malala should stay in Pakistan after recovery because she is the one who is permoting real American Values in countries like Pakistan. I do believe that we need mmore kids like Malala in all third world countries. I also wish Malala a speedy recovery.
Shah DeEldar (@SDeeldar) Oct 10, 2012 01:42am
One brave Muslim girl is being called an infidel for standing up against the bullies. If this does not wake up Pakistanis from their deep sleep, what else would?
Habib Vora Oct 10, 2012 02:54am
There is no excuse for this kind of attack. The persons commiting these kind of crimes should be brought to justice and fully punished. It is time that people stood up against this kind of terrorism.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 02:57pm
You first.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 02:56pm
They fear the Taliban.
shafeeq Oct 09, 2012 02:55pm
very sad news for pakistani peoples.
Sajjad Oct 09, 2012 02:53pm
A very tragic incident! If there were threats against her, why was she not provided adequate security? An utter failure of those whose responsibility was to protect her. Mere condemnation by the high and mighty is not enough. There should be accountability.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 02:55pm
Don't criticize the Taliban. You are scaring them.
Ejaz Oct 09, 2012 03:23pm
Evidence if it were still needed that the TTP are enemies of the state, enemies of Islam and utter cowards. Why can't politicians say it straight and resolve to use every available resource including foreign help to rid our country of this cancer.
Ye Z Oct 09, 2012 12:17pm
Shameful for both the attackers and the government (Central and KP). If the latter have any honor, they should resign.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 02:52pm
Probably not.
NDU Oct 09, 2012 10:41pm
Pray for the Health and Fast Recovery of,Malala Yousufzai.
ahmed Oct 09, 2012 02:52pm
can we not silence someone by words; whoever has tried to kill her, do they know what will they answer to ALLAH. even if she was spreading secular so what. with these kind of killing, hate, most Pakistanin people will be inclined to embrace secular over extremisim. islam is a religion for all and not only select few.
Cyrus Howell Oct 09, 2012 02:51pm
I would not go that far.
john Oct 09, 2012 11:55pm
When you shelter snakes to harass your neighbors, do not be surprised if some of them bite you !
bn shinwari Oct 09, 2012 08:12pm
shame on taliban
muhammad Oct 09, 2012 09:40am
May Allah safe her life and bestowed her with speedy recovery Amen
NAQVI Oct 10, 2012 12:31am
May God protect her and other little girls in Pakistan from the barbarians
Citizen Oct 09, 2012 04:01pm
I too am waiting for someone to march against this egregious injustice. For shame.
Muhammad Oct 09, 2012 06:39pm
Why havent most of the pakistanis realized that taliban ARE the terrorists???
Manek Shergill Oct 09, 2012 09:40am
Hope that she has a speedy recovery !!!!!
Raw is War Oct 09, 2012 09:41am
wish her a fast recovery.
Adeel Khalid Oct 09, 2012 09:42am
May Allah (S.W.T) protect her form ill-bred people. She is, in true sense, "Voice of Peace & Awaeness"
Jahangir Panezai Oct 09, 2012 06:42pm
Imran Khan, JI and other TTP supporters should understand that one day TTP will come after them. While Imran, JI and other TTP supporters sit on the side and ignore the genocide of other minorities, these barbarians will not stop there and will burn the entire country. I say we welcome the drone attacks on these barbarians
babar Oct 09, 2012 06:47pm
These are the offenders and are denigrating the true message of Islam. There is need of jihad against these perpetrators.
justtheone Oct 09, 2012 02:15pm
May she be all right soon. and shame on u taliban and who ever support u. u claim to b a muslim, no way, u r not humans even.
adam memon Oct 09, 2012 02:04pm
Very sad to know.God bless this little girl.These terrorist are not human being and they will going to be punished.
Ch Taimoor Oct 09, 2012 09:45am
May Allah bless her with fast recovery and may Allah protect her. Its shameful to start so called Jehad against kids
lahoree Oct 09, 2012 07:01pm
Yun hi hamesha ulajhti rahi hai zulm se khalq, Na unki rasm nai hai na apni reet nai, Yun hi hamesha hum ne khilaye hein aag mein phool, Na un ki haar nayi hai na apni jeet nayi, TTP sinks deeper into misery with such acts. Mala zindabad, Pakistan paindabad!
Claudia Oct 10, 2012 12:12am
Im speechless. Needless to say, this would not happen in America. Our freedom to express ourselves is guaranteed and protected by our constitution. I wish Malala a speedy recovery. Perhaps, her family should consider moving to our country where she can go to school and be anything that she can be without being chastised or attacked.
citizen Oct 09, 2012 11:19pm
It is about time that every Pakistanis get united to elimiate that cancer.
Hareesh Oct 09, 2012 03:25pm
It's a murderous, senseless attack on an innocent child that should be roundly condemned, We should also keep things in perspective. Are the US drone attacks that have killed 100's of innocent children and women any less murderous and senseless ?
Sree Oct 09, 2012 07:02pm
Such a horrific incident. I've watched several videos of her on BBC and i admire at the way in which she and her dad took the risk to fight against the atrocities of taliban. I really appreciate their courage. In particular, She has shown tremendous courage. It's a shame if pakistani government fail to punish the culprits. May God bless her with long life. Friend from India..
Awais Oct 09, 2012 07:02pm
forget the law and the courts, i want to see any Taliban found alive hanged in public or shot in the head, they totally deserve it,
ehsan Oct 09, 2012 03:44pm
Dear Malala, you are such a beautiful young brave girl, as a father and as a human I can say that, you make us all extremely proud, may the Almight continue to protect you from these fanatics. And let this be a turning point in our thinking towards this cancer of TTP.
Aqbal Oct 10, 2012 12:11am
Our thoughts are with this brave child and her family. She is our daughter too, just like Neda Agha- Soltan. How brazenly the theocratic bandits could shoot her heartbreaking. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Bilal khan Oct 11, 2012 01:15pm
If Pakistani doctors can't do best possible treatment for her, because o f the non availability of resources and a think like this, so then she should be send with the doctors to some other country.
Ranjith Oct 09, 2012 07:11pm
God Bless You ! Brave Malala Yousufzai !
lola Oct 09, 2012 07:11pm
Pakistan why can't you do to the terrorists what they do to you? Shoot to kill! Don't ask questions, don't capture people, don't try them or imprison them. Shoot! Does a man hold discussions with a mosquito which bothers him? Kill a few thousand every week.
Barry Meridian Oct 09, 2012 07:14pm
Malala Yousafzai is actually 14 and not 15. The Taliban did this when they ruled Afghanistan. They killed girls who went to school. The Taliban murdered women who had an affair on their husbands. You think the killings are bad now in Afghanistan, wait till the Taliban controls Afghanistan again and they will make Assad of Syria look like a moderate.
Muhammad Yaqub Oct 10, 2012 03:07pm
Talking will make no difference. Successive Governments has failed the public in eradicating militancy. The Nation has also failed in rooting out fanaticism. Will the Pakistanis look the other way while Pakistan is destroyed by extremists ??
Shani Oct 09, 2012 07:21pm
I just want to request every one too pray 4 malala........may ALLAH give her health very soon.... AMEEN
KKK Oct 09, 2012 01:28pm
These people called TTP are worse then animals, this is the least one can say
Mohammad Adam khan Oct 09, 2012 07:23pm
Who is Muslim and who is following Islam?
Gilzai Oct 09, 2012 07:23pm
Coward and shameless Taliban, you are child Killer. The Coward and shameless leaders who are afraid to condemn this heinous crime against the child. Wake up Pakistanis! Eradicate the human looking animals.
Guru Oct 09, 2012 01:25pm
What kind of people attack a 15-year old girl? Monsters in human disguise.
Azam Oct 09, 2012 09:49am
They didn't even spare this innocent girl. May her attackers burn in hell forever.
Abbas Oct 09, 2012 04:13pm
Shame on Taliban and their supporters.
amod/india Oct 09, 2012 07:24pm
its attack on cilvilization, TTP denies any study, bec study will make young free mind thinker....slute 2 a Brave girl
fiaz ahmed Oct 09, 2012 06:51pm
When are we all going to wake up to these evils? shame on us all pakistanis.
Hermes Oct 09, 2012 09:52am
Aboslutely burtality.. Very very Sad incident..
javed Oct 09, 2012 06:51pm
Allah will not spare child murders. Shame on Pakistan Justice system.
sohail Oct 09, 2012 07:26pm
She need medical treatment which is not possible in pakistan, I wonder what the Government doing to send her abroad
amod/india Oct 09, 2012 07:27pm
TTP is a bunch of coward they cant fight a philosophy with gun
Barry Meridian Oct 09, 2012 07:09pm
Why does the Pakistani goverment allow the Taliban to control part of Pakistan for the last 11 years? Pakistan has one of the largest armies in the world and yet they dont want to retake the the part of Pakistan the Taliban controls. This is why the U.S didn't tell Pakistan about the Bin Laden raid.
Tamilslevan Oct 10, 2012 12:11am
Who in Pakistan is going to bell the cat of Taliban. We read all the readers criticizing Taliban but none including Govt has stated that they will eradicate them. Maybe Taliban can be crushed by drones and though this is a bitter pill to swallow maybe it is needed to save innocents like Malala
Salman Rajjad Oct 09, 2012 07:30pm
When we will understand that TALIBAN and all such organizations are evil and they cannot be tamed, no matter how much we try to civilized them they will come and destroy our country and our children. She is secular,; so am I, I want Pakistan to be a country where people of every faith can exercise their religion freely, which also was the will of our founding father Jinnah.
ish Oct 09, 2012 04:11pm
These murderers are worse than animals in human shape and form. If caught there should not be any cry for human rights or animal rights for them because they are beneath both and rights for such hateful creatures have not been established yet.
Rizwanul Huda Oct 09, 2012 07:33pm
This is the right time to raise our voice and unite against terrorism and barbrism
Faisal Oct 09, 2012 01:02pm
TTP: she is a little girl and you are so afraid of her that you want to kill her. I thought your organization was so strong and powerfull. Shame on you TTP.
HRS Oct 09, 2012 07:34pm
Shameless thing is the fact that even today in our mosques mullahs are readying ppl to step up with these taliban
shaukat usa Oct 09, 2012 07:38pm
Shame on mullahs who support Taliban.
S. Imam Oct 09, 2012 07:38pm
If Taliban shoots and kill everyone who speaks against them and their ideology than those who speak TTP ideology, sympathies with them or support in anyway should meet the same fate. If creating fear is their modus operandi than they need to taste their own medicine.
Tasheen Khan Oct 09, 2012 10:14am
I am reminded of Habib Jalib's poem 'Nehatti Ladki'. Words fail us when we encounter such brutality and hatred...
Saeeda Oct 09, 2012 07:15pm
Like the Libyans did, Pakistanis should stand up to these Taliban types and simply boot them out of the country. Enough is enough! How sad that an innocent person like Malala should be the recipient of such hatred. Hopefully she will survive this assault
Jahanzeb Oct 09, 2012 09:02pm
Yeah - in words and words alone, correct?
Rashid Sultan Oct 09, 2012 01:29pm
Malala Yusafzai was talking about rights and against TTP's ultra destructive religiosity. I don't think she was equating Islam to peace or talking about religion per se. All sane people, regardless of which religion, wish her a speedy recovery.
sali Oct 09, 2012 07:16pm
Where is Imran Khan and his peace march now? I have no sympathy left for them. They are not muslims, how can this be a Jihad? Its her that is doing real Jihad.
raja hindustani Oct 09, 2012 01:32pm
Why don't people of Pakistan who were protesting in thousand during film issue are protesting now against this brutality of TTP..???
HM, Canada Oct 09, 2012 04:26pm
Condemnation should be from Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and Imran Khan...
ikhlaq Oct 09, 2012 10:09am
inshallah she will heal soon
citizen Oct 09, 2012 07:43pm
just shows the true face of these barbarians...
Ajaya K Dutt Oct 09, 2012 07:44pm
She shall never die. Child with a tiger's heart; even when she is not, she shall live in our hearts for ever.
S. Imam Oct 09, 2012 07:44pm
Talibans' are blasphemous, they are maligning our beautiful religion through their daily actions that are contrary to both Sharia and Sunna. They should be tried for Blasphemy.
badsha Oct 09, 2012 09:58am
may God bless her and give Hidayat to shooters, ameen
Tanveer Oct 09, 2012 07:50pm
Infact law enforcement agencies especially Pakistan military should be given full authority to go after these Taliban culprits. Courts should provide this blanket of support to Military. Same amendments in law was made by many other coutries. We need to take this cancer out of our society.
AI Oct 09, 2012 07:53pm
Sometimes i feel that the so called taliban should not accepted Islam in the first place. They are disgusting people and embarrasment to rest of the Muslims and mankind in general. They were and are ignorant, uncultured and disgraceful people. I wish Pakistan should use the nukes on them because they are biggest enemy of the estate.
j. von hettlingen Oct 09, 2012 09:26pm
The TTP had made a Joan of Arc out of Malala Yousafzai. Her perpetrators might carry deadly weapons, but they will not silence her. She is armed with her eloquence and talents that these cowards lack. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is not only Pakistan's state enemy. Its villany has also brought shame to its name.
Zara Khan Oct 09, 2012 09:59am
Dushmani k b koi asool hotay hain!
Salman Oct 09, 2012 08:58pm
I cant believe we still dont have a political or military solution for this "taliban" disease !!!!
ummemuhammed Oct 10, 2012 12:29am
Do u have any count of how many Malalas are already killed in drone attacks?
NS Oct 09, 2012 09:20pm
God bless her with total reecover ...she is the voice and pride of this much troubled land and it's people
Ata Oct 09, 2012 01:29pm
Cowards, Mala I am with you, God is with you.