The Mingora born Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani female activist who was shot on October 9, 2012, by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism. Since then, she’s been in local and international news.
She was shifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in Uk for her treatment.
The murder attempt sparked a national and international outpouring of support for the young female activist.
She is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She received this prize for her struggle against the suppression of young people and supporting children for their right of receiving education.
Six years have passed since the brutal attack and Yousafzai has turned 20 now. She is visiting her home country after six long years. Soon after her arrival, she met the Prime minister of Pakistan; Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Due to security concerns, the details of this trip have been kept secret. Pakitani media broadcasted her arrival at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad) under tight security.
According to the local media report, she is accompanied by the officials of Malala fund group and the trip is expected to last for about four days.
It is still not confirmed whether she will be visiting her town or not. Security in the country has been greatly improved in the recent years. Nevertheless, it’s unclear if she will visit her hometown where her organization recently opened a school for girls.
Renowned personalities on Twitter called for a warm welcome for the young activist as soon as the news of her landing broke.
What a pleasantly surprisng news ! @Malala expected in Pakistan tonight ! Welcome to your motherland, daughter of the soil, pride of the nation ! Give her the utmost love, everyone ! ❤️
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) March 28, 2018
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 28, 2018
— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) March 29, 2018
News of Malala’s landing was received enthusiastically in Pakistan but a few locals have long been critics of Malala, favouring conspiracy theories blaming her for being “a Western agent” or was actually shot by the CIA.
For many others Pakistanis, though, Malala is a source of great pride, and now she’s finally come home.