Queen Elizabeth invites Malala to Buckingham Palace

BRIMINGHAM: Queen Elizabeth invited Malala Yousafzai to Buckingham Palace after being impressed by her bravery and commitment for girls’ education in Pakistan.

Malala, the teenage girl shot by the Taliban, was nominated this week for the Nobel peace prize.

In last October, Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Swat while she was going to school in a van with her class fellows. The attack drew worldwide condemnation.

A day after she was attacked, a bullet which hit Malala’s skull was removed by surgeons in Peshawar hospital. She was later transferred to a military hospital in Rawalpindi for more treatment.

On 15th October 2012, Malala was flown to Britain for specialist care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she underwent successful surgery.

In December 2012, Pakistan and UNESCO unveiled the Malala Plan, which aims to get all the girls in the world into school by the end of 2015. NNI