Malala flies back to London
April 02, 2018  12:10
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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, today returned to London after her first visit to Pakistan since she was shot in the head by Taliban militants for advocating girls' education more than five years ago.


Malala, 20, arrived in Islamabad on March 29. Local media footage showed a smiling Malala along with her parents at the airport in Islamabad to take a flight back to London after the four-day visit.


The visit was kept highly secret and hardly anyone knew until she landed in Islamabad and was driven in security to a hotel. On her visit, she met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM House where a ceremony was also organised in her honour.


"I have been dreaming of returning to Pakistan for the past five years," teary-eyed Malala had said. She also made an emotional visit to her hometown in Mingora area of Swat district where she lived, went to school and was attacked in 2012.


"So much joy seeing my family home, visiting friends and putting my feet on this soil again," she had tweeted about the visit, terming Swat as "The most beautiful place on earth to me." Malala, who is currently studying at Oxford University, also said that she plans to return to Pakistan after completing her studies in Britain. -- PTI


Image: Malala had tweeted this picture with her family at the Swat province in Pakistan where she used to live, and was attacked.
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