Published On: Sat, Mar 31st, 2018

Malala Yousafzai Visits Hometown In Swat Valley

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Youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai returned her hometown Mingora in Swat Valley region of Pakistan first time since she was shot by Islamist militant in 2012.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai adjusts her scarf as she speaks during an interview with Reuters at a local hotel in Islamabad

Her visit was not scheduled but was much expected seeing the tightened security lately.

Currently Malala lives in Britain and persuing her studies at Oxford University. Six years ago, when she was attacked by Pakistani Taliban, she was airlifted for treatment and couldn’t return back to the country for security threat.

On Thursday she landed in capital Islamabad and met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. She also met female ministers in the prime minister’s office.

Malala flew from the city to hometown by army helicopter and met her friends and teachers. A nearby college organized an event to honor her.

Geo TV reported the 20-year-old visited her school in the Swat Valley and addressed students. She said, “Swat is a piece of heaven.”

Malala won Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and became the youngest person in the history of Nobel Prize ever to do so.

She completed her Bachelors degree programme at Oxford in 2017.

Often the global icon had spoken about missing her home and mountains of the picturesque Swat Valley. At an event on Thursday she said, “I had always dreamed that I could come back to Pakistan, and that I could move on the streets, talk to people, meet people, without any fear.”

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