Having bled together, Malala reunites with friend in UK

Published: July 1, 2013
Malala in conversation with her friend Shazia in UK. PHOTO: Khalid Khan

Malala in conversation with her friend Shazia in UK. PHOTO: Khalid Khan

UNITED KINGDOM: Malala Yousufzai met with her friend Shazia Rehman after she flew to the United Kingdom on Monday.

She also met with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown during her visit.

Shazia was injured along with Malala when they were attacked by militants last year, as their school van travelled through Swat Valley on October 9.

The attack drew worldwide condemnation.

Malala was flown to Britain for surgery on her head injuries and joined school in Birmingham, central England, in March.

Malala has become a global symbol of the campaign for the right of girls to an education and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Racer
    Jul 1, 2013 - 9:58PM

    Having bled together?


  • awais
    Jul 1, 2013 - 10:08PM


    she’s not returning because the taliban have threatened to finish their work and kill her should she be back. why is this so hard for you people to understand? a fraud is she? why don’t u take a bullet to ur head and tell me what u think after…


  • expaki
    Jul 1, 2013 - 10:10PM

    @Juwairia: Juwaria Sahib, I agree with you, but can you grantee her safety in PURISTAN?


  • Sameer
    Jul 1, 2013 - 10:26PM

    @Juwairia, You say you are very pro america and very anti taliban as an anonymous on ET.

    She said it openly! Feel the difference?


  • Zain
    Jul 1, 2013 - 10:54PM

    this girl is dead women walking took bullet in her head and still survived and imagine the bullet from AK 47 at the distance of 5 meters,,,,, even in movies director cant show such miracle,,,,,,,, the real issue at that time got dispersed in the air,,, if this would not have happened,,,,,the world would have come to know that America is building its another pentagon in pakistan,,,,,,,,,we can only see traitors all over,,,,,,,,,,


  • Khan of Cape Town
    Jul 1, 2013 - 11:19PM

    “But this girl is a fraud 100%.”
    Have you opened her heart and found that she is fraud? I am surprised that ET even allows such comments.


  • asad
    Jul 1, 2013 - 11:36PM

    A friend of mine saw her in UK himself and he said that she did survive a bullet injury to head. To all the other non-believers out there.


  • Morons
    Jul 1, 2013 - 11:50PM

    Instead of praying for her, the best you can say is “she’s alive and whatnot”. TTP will certainly garland you for those remarks, congrats.


  • Emron
    Jul 1, 2013 - 11:55PM

    I never seen people tht can fall so low to call a victim of such a visious attack “a fraud”. You should be ashamed of urself for insulting 15yrs girl who escaped frm death by a razr thin margin. Now u sugest she goes back so her attacker can have a 2nd go. Whtever “pro” u r jst think before indulging in such idiotic remarks.


  • wishal
    Jul 2, 2013 - 12:11AM

    The ‘taliban’ shoot one girl, the whole world knows. America kills hundreds of children in drone attacks, nobody cares. If only people would start thinking out of the boundaries that have been defined for them, the picture would be a whole lot clearer. this girl took a bullet in her head and was lucky to live and tell the story. What happens to all the children who don’t live to tell? Just because she was attacked by the ‘taliban’ she is entitled to all this fame and glory, do you think if this girl had been killed in a drone attack we would have ever even heard about her? get injured by the ‘taliban’ and you get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Get killed by America and nobody even knows you ever existed.


  • TightPatloon
    Jul 2, 2013 - 1:58AM

    ET please fire the person who writes the headlines? Almost all headlines have double meanings.


  • afzal
    Jul 2, 2013 - 3:32AM

    who does she think she is malala this malala that why give her so much coverage in the media


  • Shariq
    Jul 2, 2013 - 5:12AM

    @wishal: one difference between this kid and those that you may refer to as the victims of drone strike is that one killer targets kids and beats the chest after doing it, and the other targets that killer. While I dont intend to defend any of the two I must add that Islam(incorrectly used by these taliban for justifying their atrocious crimes) teaches you clear rules of war, killing children is definetly not one of them.


  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 2, 2013 - 5:12AM

    Yes living very well indeed at the expense of UK Taxpayers !


  • Shariq
    Jul 2, 2013 - 5:16AM

    @wishal: and may i add that not every kid harmed by Taliban gets news room, this kid was doing a lot more then those twice her age in her area and was targeted for that very reason.


  • Naseer
    Jul 2, 2013 - 7:48AM

    I found so many negative comments about Malala on facebook posted by Pakistani females. I wonder if all of these ladies are students of Lal Masjid?


  • Khalid Hyder
    Jul 2, 2013 - 9:18AM

    A respected newspaper like Tribune should get images from a news/photo agency and not “lift” them from Twitter. Khalid Khan is not from a photo agency. Maybe the actual owner of the photo will sue Tribune for copyright infringement.


  • Borhna Ali
    Jul 2, 2013 - 4:01PM

    how her friend go to england is she notrelated with a poor family or yes?


  • Borhan Ali
    Jul 2, 2013 - 4:02PM
    Jul 2, 2013 - 4:29PM

    @TightPatloon I agree

    ET lately all headlines are just terrible and make no sense or relevance with the article whatsoever! Please stop using such cheap tactics to attract readers…just focus on quality!


  • Misha
    Jul 2, 2013 - 4:59PM

    The headline sounds soo wronggg.


  • nasir khan
    Jul 2, 2013 - 7:44PM

    ET is not a newspaper. It is a tabloid.


  • Anonymous
    Jul 12, 2013 - 8:31PM

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