The Taliban have never come for a small girl. She began advocating for the right to go to school, writing an anonymous blog for the BBC and appearing in a New York Times documentary.
Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be "critical". She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they had carried out because she had been "promoting secularism".
Those involved would soon be caught, said Rehman Malik, without giving further details. Pandering to extremists Malala left Pakistan on board an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a full medical team.
Details of her departure were not announced until she had already left the country because of security concerns. The plane spent several hours in Abu Dhabi before flying on to the UK. It was not immediately clear whether any of her family were travelling with her.
She will be treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham - an NHS National Health Service hospital with a major trauma centre specialising in both gunshot wounds and head injuries. The cost of her care and rehabilitation is being met by Pakistan.
I felt hurt on opening my wardrobe and seeing my uniform, school bag and geometry box. Doctors had advised that if she were to be moved abroad, it should be "during this time window whilst her condition was optimal and before any unforeseen complications had set in," the statement added.
Once she has recovered sufficiently, she is expected to need treatment to repair or replace damaged bones in her skull and to undergo neurological treatment.
The ventilator was removed briefly over the weekend to see how she coped and doctors have presumably determined she is well enough to travel, says our correspondent.
Pakistan had previously insisted Malala could be treated in her home country. The Taliban were ousted from Swat inbut Malala continued to receive death threats.
Then last Tuesday, she was attacked as she returned home from school in Mingora, north-western Swat. Two armed men on foot stopped a van packed with about a dozen schoolgirls in a congested area of the town. One of them got into the van and asked which of the girls was Malala Yousafzai before he fired three shots, hitting Malala in the head and injuring two others.
The Taliban have said they will target her again. Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting. They were among about people rounded up this week, most of whom were later released on bail.Malala Yousafzai, (born July 12, , Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan), Pakistani activist who, while a teenager, spoke out publicly against the Taliban’s prohibition on the education of girls.
She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age In Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace recognizing their efforts on. Before Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban assassin, she told her best friend, "Don't worry.
The Taliban have never come for a small girl." In Malala's new book. Malala Yousafzai speech in full Jump to media player Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free .
Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, an honor she shares with Kailash Satyarthi, who has long been campaigning against child exploitation in. Malala Yousafzai was born in to a Pashtun family in Swat Valley, Pakistan.
She grew up in and around school, as her father's lifelong dream had been to found a school; thus, Malala valued education from an extremely young age. Two brothers followed her: one, Kushal, is two years younger than. Watch video · Though her shooting generated revulsion across Pakistan, many in the country, especially among its hardline Islamist establishment, remain wary of Yousafzai and say she is a puppet of the west.