Write For Us

Nobel laureate Malala visits hometown for first time since attack


Pakistani Nobel Peace Laurette, Malala Yousafzai (C) poses for a photograph with her family as she arrives at her home in Mingora, Swat valley, Pakistan,on Saturday. Yousafzai returned to her hometown for the first time in almost six years after leaving her home country following a Taliban attack in which she was shot in the head for defending the right of girls to be educated. Photo by EPA-EFE/Faridullah

By Sommer Brokaw, UPI

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was happy to return to her hometown, Mingora, Pakistan, Saturday, her first time back since a Taliban attack in 2012.

Yousafzai, 20, visited her old school and home in Mingora, located in the Swat valley area of Pakistan.

[post_ads]"My first visit to Swat valley after 5 and half years since the attack. I have felt so happy. I am proud of my land and culture, Yousafzai wrote in the school's guestbook, CNN reported.

Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize at age 17 in 2014 for her work to advocate for girls' right to education. The last time she was home she suffered a bullet wound to her head from a Taliban gunman.

Yousafzai still faces some critics of her advocacy work for girls' education in Pakistan.

"Those who do criticize have an absurd kind of criticism that doesn't make any sense," she said in an interview published Saturday in Pakistan's English-language newspaper, The News.

On Saturday, she tweeted: "So much joy seeing my family home, visiting friends and putting my feet on this soil again."

Her visit back to Pakistan started Thursday when she flew into the capital, Islamabad, accompanied by security and met with family and the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Yousafzai will return Monday to Britain, where she is a student at Oxford University.


Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...


Afghanistan,4,Africa,1,Australia,2,Bangladesh,4,Belgium,1,Brazil,3,Britain,1,Canada,7,Caribbean,1,China,3,Colombia,1,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,1,Ecuador,1,England,1,Finland,1,France,9,Germany,7,Greece,1,India,123,Iran,13,Iraq,5,Ireland,1,Israel,18,Israeli,2,Italy,7,Japan,15,Korea,1,Lebanon,2,Libya,1,LONDON,2,Malaysia,5,Mexico,8,Myanmar,2,Netherlands,1,NEW YORK,1,Nicaragua,1,Nigeria,1,North America,1,North Korea,55,Pakistan,5,Palestine,1,Paris,2,PHILIPPINES,1,Poland,2,Russia,8,Saudi,1,Saudi Arabia,6,Singapore,6,Somalia,1,South Korea,19,Spain,4,Sri Lanka,1,Sudan,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,7,Taiwan,1,Thailand,5,Turkey,3,U.K.,6,U.S,43,U.S.,27,Ukraine,1,Venezuela,2,WASHINGTON,14,World,1256,Zimbabwe,1,
World - U.S. Daily News: Nobel laureate Malala visits hometown for first time since attack
Nobel laureate Malala visits hometown for first time since attack
World - U.S. Daily News
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy