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Malala Yousafzai Returns Home

March 29, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist, Malala Yousafzai, has returned home to Pakistan for the first time since being shot in the country in 2012.

Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012, when she was just 15 years’ old, as punishment for her campaigning for female education.

After multiple operations and many months of treatment, the teenager was expected to recover fully without any permanent brain damage.

Her skull was reconstructed and she had her hearing restored using a cochlear implant.

Malala Yousafzai went on to become a prominent human rights activist globally, and is the youngest ever Nobel laureate.

The 20-year-old is in the country to hold meetings with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, although details of the trip have been kept secret to ensure her safety.

In a video broadcast by Pakistani television, it appeared that Yousafzai was with her parents at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport under tight security.

According to reports, the trip is expected to last four days and she arrived with officials from her Malala Fund group.

It has not yet been confirmed if she will visit her family’s hometown of Swat in the country’s rural north-west during her return to the country of her birth.