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Malala set for UK stay after father given consular role

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl who is being treated in a UK hospital after she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan, is set to stay in Britain after her father was given a job by the Pakistan consulate in Birmingham.

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. Credit: REUTERS/Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Ziauddin Yousufzai has been given a role in education for at least three years.

Malala asks Pakistan not to name school after her

Malala Yousafzai recuperating at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in November
A student tears up a picture of Malala Yousufzai at the school named in her honour in her home town of Mingora Credit: Reuters

15-year-old Malala Yousafzai has asked authorities in Pakistan to reverse a decision to rename a school in her honour, in order to avert attacks on students, officials said.

Malala made the request after students broke into the school, tore down Malala's picture and boycotted classes in her home town of Mingora.

A government official said Malala called him from hospital in the UK, where she is recovering after being shot by the Taliban for promoting education across Pakistan.


Pakistan President to visit Malala in Birmingham hospital

President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zadari is due to visit Malala Yousafzai in hospital in Birmingham.

Malala has been in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 15th October after she was shot by the Taliban earlier that month.

Malala Yousafzaireads a card as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in October
Malala Yousafzai reads a card as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in October Credit: Reuters

The 14-year-old made a name for herself by speaking out against the Taliban and advocating education for women. She wrote a blog for the BBC's Urdu Service about her experience living in the Swat Valley.

She is was shot in the head and neck after a Taliban militant boarded the school bus she was travelling on in the capital of the Swat Valley region Mingora. Doctors say her injuries are not life-threatening.

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