ibnlive » World

Teenage Pakistan activist Malala's father given diplomatic role in UK

Associated Press
Jan 03, 2013 at 09:57am IST

London: The father of a teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by Taliban for advocating girls' education has been given a diplomatic post in the UK.

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham, England, after she was shot in October in Pakistan. The Taliban have vowed to target her again.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, confirmed a BBC report Wednesday saying that Malala's father, Ziauddin, has been appointed Pakistan's education attache in Birmingham.

Malala's father given diplomatic role in UK

The position - with an initial 3-year commitment - virtually guarantees that Malala will remain in the UK.

The position - with an initial 3-year commitment - virtually guarantees Malala will remain in the UK.

Malala's case won worldwide recognition for the struggle for women's rights in Pakistan. In a sign of her reach, the 15-year-old made the shortlist for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2012.

Previous Comments

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Chinese man gives 100-mn-pound dowry for girl's wedding

NEXT  Afghan warlord brands Prince Harry as drunken 'jackal'