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Hopes and prayers for Malala in Pakistan

Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:00

Jan. 6 - People across Pakistan hope for the safe return of Malala Yousafzai who has left hospital in Britain after being shot by Taliban. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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News breaks in Pakistan that teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has been released from the hospital in England. The 15-year old activists for girls education was gunned down by the Taliban last October. Now she's an to some at home. . (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) RUBINA NIYAL, HOUSEWIFE, SAYING: "She is the daughter of our nation. May Allah grant her good health. She took a great step which the politicians and the rulers should have taken. If women get education, our society will progress." In Peshawar, people say they will pray for her complete recovery so she could return home to continue her mission. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) HAZRAT ULLAH, GARMENT DYER, SAYING: "I pray to Allah she recover completely a lives a long life. It is a cause of great happiness that Allah has granted her a new life." Malala is due to be re-admitted to the hospital in late January or early February for reconstructive surgery to her skull.

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Hopes and prayers for Malala in Pakistan

Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:00