Swat Valley

French honour Malala, father says Taliban have lost fight

Ziauddin Yousufzaiin delivers his speech after receiving the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom on behalf of his daughter Malala Yousufzai, in Paris, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

The Taliban must accept peace talks as their mission has failed, the father of Malala Yousafzai said on Wednesday, accepting a key French award for the Pakistani schoolgirl shot for campaigning for girls’ education.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 9:52pm

Malala's school in Swat still fearful

Pakistanis mark "Malala Day" in Karachi yesterday. Photo: AFP

As Pakistan marked "Malala Day" yesterday on a global day of support for the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, security fears in her home town meant her schoolmates could not honour her in public.

11 Nov 2012 - 6:14am

Fears blight ‘Malala Day’ in schoolgirl’s hometown

A Pakistani boy carries a photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai to mark 'Malala Day' in Karachi on Saturday. Photo: AFP

As the world prepared to mark “Malala Day” on Saturday to support the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education, security fears in her hometown meant her schoolmates could not honour her in public.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:17pm

Shot teen activist Malala Yousafzai's family vow to remain in Pakistan

Malala Yousufzai in her hospital bed, with her father Ziauddin (second right) accompanied by her two younger brothers Atal (right) and Khushal (centre). Photo: AP

The father of a Pakistani teen activist who was wounded by a Taliban gunman vowed the girl would return home after her medical treatment abroad, despite new threats against her.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:54am

Shot schoolgirl Malala inspires Pakistani students

Pakistani female students attend a class at a government school in Peshawar. Photo: AFP

The courage of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has renewed Pakistani students’ determination to learn despite the poor state of the country’s education system, undermined by poverty and under attack from Islamist militants.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm

Wounded Malala making progress in British hospital

Police officers stand guard around the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where 14-year old Malala is being treated. Photo: EPA

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban is making progress in a British hospital, doctors said on Tuesday, as police turned away visitors claiming to be relatives.

Malala Yousafzai was in a stable condition on her first full day in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being flown to the city in central England in an air ambulance.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm

Police question 2 at Pakistani girl’s hospital

Police officers stand guard around the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where 14-year-old Malala Yusufza arrived for treatment on Monday. Photo: EPA

Police on Tuesday questioned two people at a hospital where a teenage Pakistani activist is recovering after being shot, raising fears about the girl’s security amid pledges by the Taliban to finish the job.

16 Oct 2012 - 8:58pm

Taliban attack on teen education activist sparks outrage

A young girl holds up a photo of gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai, 14, at a rally praying for her recovery in Karachi. Photo: AFP

A Pakistani child activist shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment yesterday, still in a critical condition, officials said.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:36am

Pakistan resumes Swat flights after child activist shot

A tourist guide takes a break during a trek in Pakistan's Swat Valley, near the town of Kalam. In the background, the 5,762 metre snow-capped peak of Mankial rises into the clouds. Photo: Reuters

Pakistan’s state carrier resumed flights to the former Taliban stronghold of Swat on Wednesday, hoping to revive tourism to the mountainous region a day after a child rights activist was shot.

10 Oct 2012 - 7:39pm