Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for girls’ education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, returned to Pakistan early Thursday in her first visit since an attack by Taliban militants gravely wounded her in 2012.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.
Ms Yousafzai, now 20 and a vocal human rights activist, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012, the BBC reports.
In an emotional speech at the prime minister’s office, she said it had been her dream to return “without any fear.”
Details of the surprise trip are being kept secret for security reasons.
“Always it has been my dream that I should go to Pakistan and there, in peace and without any fear, I can move on streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people,” Ms Yousafzai said in a televised address from the PM’s house in Islamabad.
“And I think that it’s my old home again. So it is actually happening, and I am grateful to all of you.”
The trip is expected to last four days.