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Reports: Father of a girl shot by Taliban given diplomatic job in Birmingham

Malala with her family Photo: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been given a diplomatic job in Birmingham, according to reports.

Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, has been appointed as Pakistan's education attache at the Consulate in Birmingham, according to sources.

The job is believed to be for up to three years.

Malala was targeted by the Taliban in Pakistan for her work campaigning for women's rights and freedom of access to education in the country.

In October last year she was shot in the head in an assassination attempt as she sat on the school bus.

She was taken to hospital in Pakistan and later flown to Britain for specialist treatment at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Her father described the decision to fly his daughter to hospital in Britain as a "miracle" and vowed that she would "rise again".

The cost of Malala's ongoing medical care is being met by the Pakistan government, while the United Arab Emirates provided the air ambulance which transported her to the UK.

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