Malala ends her Pakistan visit, returns to UK

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan Nobel laureate visits Swat Valley vows to continue fight for girls education

Malala returns to London as four-day Pakistan trip comes to end

Since leaving Pakistan, the 20-year-old Ms Yousafzai has become a global symbol for human rights and a vocal campaigner for girls' education. Details of her trip were kept under wraps while she was still in the country, but now, Yousafzai has shared some photos on social media. Malala and two other girls were seriously injured in an attempt on her life in 2012 and, after being flown to the United Kingdom for treatment, Malala has not seen her home country since.

Mingora is where Malala's family was living and where she was attending school on October 9, 2012, when a gunman boarded her school bus, asked "Who is Malala?" and shot her.

Footage on local television channels showed the 20-year-old and her family arrive at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad to board a plane to the United Kingdom after a four-day visit. "Peace has returned to Swat because of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by my brothers and sisters", she said at a school outside Mingora, the district´s main town, where she was escorted by the Pakistani military.

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

On her visit, she met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM House where a ceremony was also organised in her honour. She was taken to the United Kingdom for treatment, where she now resides and attends the University of Oxford. Malala rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu.

"Pakistan is proud of you and you are an asset for our country", the premier said. Malala says that when she has finished her studies, she would like to once again make Pakistan her home. The militants imposed a brutal, bloody rule, but the army drove them out in 2009. Opponents were murdered, people were publicly flogged for supposed breaches of the sharia law, women were banned from going to market, and girls were stopped from going to school. "We need to see what she has done until now, she has constructed a model school at Shangla reflecting her sincerity of purpose-to promote education especially among girls in the country".

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