Baby girl comes home: Malala receives warm welcome from Mahira

Published: March 29, 2018
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Actor Mahira Khan has welcomed Nobel Peace Prize laureate and social activist Malala Yousafzai, whom she described as “baby girl”, for returning to Pakistan six years after she was attacked.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ MAHIRA KHAN

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ MAHIRA KHAN

“Welcome home baby girl Malala!” Mahira tweeted this morning.

Yousafzai returned to Pakistan today, for the first time in nearly six years after she was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls rights to education.

The 20-year-old accompanied by her parents, landed in Islamabad from London at around 1.40 am.

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

Yousafzai is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, as well as other important figures.

In December 2014, Yousafzai, then 17, and India’s Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights.

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The activist, who belongs to the Swat Valley, has been living in the UK since the attack in October 2012.

PHOTO: TWITTER

PHOTO: TWITTER

She was moved from Pakistan to a hospital in Birmingham in a precarious condition after she had sustained a bullet in her head in a targeted attack by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Swat.

She was on her way home in a school van with other girls after taking an exam when the TTP men opened fire on them. Two other girls also sustained gunshot wounds.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Mehreen
    Mar 29, 2018 - 11:33AM

    Welcome Home Malala…Pakistan is proud of you..
    Small people will keep on burning while Malala will soar and achieve and prosper..Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 29, 2018 - 12:04PM

    May you “Malala” rise and shine always and strive pursuing for right cause like you have been doing..May ALLAH be with you always A’MEEN”.Recommend

  • Afzal Mir
    Mar 29, 2018 - 12:10PM

    We need to be responsible enough to welcome Malala home make her feel welcome homeRecommend

  • junglee
    Mar 29, 2018 - 12:12PM

    WHAT??? Sorry for the caps, but she TWEETED a welcome; and you made news out of it?Recommend

  • Maham yaseen
    Mar 29, 2018 - 12:41PM

    Warm welcome to Malala Yousufzae. Really she is a role model for hundreds of girls who look up at her as their inspiration. Allah bless youRecommend

  • I'm
    Mar 29, 2018 - 1:10PM

    May you “Malala” rise and shine always and strive pursuing for right cause like you have been doing..May ALLAH be with you always A’MEEN”.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Mar 29, 2018 - 3:31PM

    All celebrities falling over each other to ” welcome her . this is a photo opp to Be There Do That . they wont let this excuse go that easily Recommend

  • Nudma Naqi
    Apr 1, 2018 - 3:31PM

    Welcome home Malaala!:-) Recommend

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