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Malala grateful for well-wishes

Friday, Nov 09, 2012 - 01:26

Nov. 9 - Father of girl shot in head by the Taliban in Pakistan expresses gratitude for the cards and gifts sent to her as she recovers in a UK hospital. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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The father of Pakistani 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, shot by the Taliban on her way to school in the Swat Valley, has issued a statement on her behalf, thanking well-wishers for their support. Malala is recovering in a UK hospital after gunmen shot her in the head on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF MALALA, ZIAUDDIN YOUSUFZAI, SAYING (PART SPEAKING OVER PICTURES OF MALALA IN HOSPITAL ROOM/MESSAGES): "Malala is recovering well and wants me to tell you she has been inspired and humbled by the thousands of cards, messages and gifts that she has received - they have helped my daughter survive and stay strong," (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF MALALA, ZIAUDDIN YOUSUFZAI, SAYING (PART SPEAKING OVER PICTURES OF MALALA IN HOSPITAL ROOM/MESSAGES): "She wants me to tell everyone how grateful she is and is amazed that men, women and children from across the world are interested in her well-being. Malala stands for human dignity, tolerance and plurality," The attack has drawn widespread international condemnation and Malala has become a powerful symbol of resistance to the Taliban's attempts to suppress women's rights.

Malala grateful for well-wishes

Friday, Nov 09, 2012 - 01:26

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