There are many analysts believe. If Pakistan has a future, it is personified in Malala Yousafzai. Malala was on her way home from local school in Mingora, Pakistan, in the Swat Valley, on Tuesday when a Unidentified gunman walked up to the school van, asked for her by name and shot her in the head and neck. On Wednesday, doctors at a military hospital removed the bullet that stuck fast in her shoulder. She remains in critical condition. One of the medical team treating her said “neurologically she has significantly improved” but that the “coming days… are very critical”.
Malala was no common target. She came to public attention three years ago when she wrote a diary about life and about unidentified men, which controlled Swat from 2007 to 2009 before being removed by an Pakistan Armed forces. Last year, she won a national peace prize.
Pakistan Army Chief Statement:
The attack was discomfiture for the Pakistani Army, which has boasted of pushing the unidentified men from Swat. The army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, visited the hospital where Malala was being treated, and, in a exceptional public statement, he condemned the “twisted ideology” of the “cowards” who had attacked her.
Two other girls were injured:
Schools in the Swat Valley closed on Wednesday in protest at the attack, and schoolchildren in other parts of the country prayed for recovery, for the Malala and her friends which were also injured in the attack. In recent years, the unidentified men destroyed as a minimum 200 schools.
May Allah Almighty grant early recovery of all the injured girls. Ameen!