Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taliban targets 14-year-old girl for advocating education for girls, in remote area of Pakistan

NBC Nightly News reported on the targeting by the Taliban of a 14-year-old girl Malala Yousafzai, and of her being shot and seriously injured in her village in the Swat area of Pakistan, for trying to go to school and speaking publicly about education for girls  Two other girls were also injured. She had won international recognition for her efforts.

The link for the story is here.

President Asif Ali Zardari wants her sent abroad, to a modern western hospital, for surgery and treatment, according to the Urdu edition of Dawn, link.  

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