Malala father gets UK diplomacy role: reports

Activist’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai to be appointed education attache at Pakistan’s consulate in Birmingham
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First Published: Thu, Jan 03 2013. 09 11 PM IST
A file photo of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Photo: AFP
A file photo of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Photo: AFP
London: The father of shot Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been given a diplomatic role in Britain while his teenage daughter recovers from her injuries, according to reports.
The Pakistani government announced that Ziauddin Yousafzai would become its education attache at the consulate in Birmingham, central England, said the reports.
Malala, 15, is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she was brought from Pakistan on 15 October.
Yousafzai will initially undertake the role for three years, but could get a two-year extension.
Malala was shot on her school bus in northwestern Swat in October by Taliban gunmen for the “crime” of promoting girls’ education, but survived the murder attempt.
Malala first rose to prominence aged just 11 with a blog for the BBC Urdu service in 2009 in which she described life in Swat during the bloody rule of the Taliban.
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