Malala has 70% chance of survival: Doctors

Malala moved to Rawalpindi for further treatment.

Afp October 11, 2012

PESHAWAR: Child activist Malala Yousufzai who was shot by the Taliban has a 70 per cent chance of survival, doctors said Thursday.

One of her doctors, Mumtaz Khan, told AFP Malala had improved since the bullet was removed in an operation on Wednesday but she was still seriously ill.

"She has been put on a ventilator for two days. The bullet has affected some part of the brain, but there is a 70% chance that she will survive," he said.

Asked whether 14-year-old Malala was being sent to the top military hospital in Rawalpindi, a military official confirmed to AFP only that she was being moved and that a further announcement would be made shortly.

"Her condition is not yet out of danger despite improvement. She is being shifted to Rawalpindi," Governor Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa Masood Kausar told reporters.

Malala, who studies at Khushal Public School, was on her way home when the vehicle came under attack on Haji Baba Road. One of the other injured has been identified as Shazia and sources say the third was a teacher.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had said his group was behind the shooting.

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Hussein | 8 years ago | Reply

This is a very sad incident and the people behind this don't seem to be Muslim's or fighting a Muslim war. The Muslim religion never encourages attack against children, women, weak and innocent.

This attack definitely looks like an inside work, with a big motive behind. A clear evidence is the fact that they don't want to shift the innocent girl (Malala) to USA for better treatment, and a chance to get back on her feet smiling and continuing her mission.

My entire family is praying for her recovery. May the AL-mighty Allah bless her with long live, and speedy recovery. Amen!

Aijaz Haider | 8 years ago | Reply

@sunny: Thank you for your kind words. India treated late Mehdi Hasan and late wife of Wasim Akram. Pakistan is thankful to India, now India must also settle the Kashmir issue according to the Kashmiris wish. Regards.

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