The father of a young Pakistani girl, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education of females, says she is recovering fast.
After the attack Malala Yousufzai was flown to the UK and is now in a specialist hospital in Birmingham. Her family have now flown out to be by her side.
Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousufzai said she is now more determined than ever to continue her education: “She also asked her mother: ‘How are the two other girls, Shazia and Kainat?’ She enquired about their health and she told me on the phone, please bring me my books of class nine and I will attend my examination in Swat, board examination.”
Malala was attacked on October 9 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley while travelling home from school with two class mates.
The bullet entered behind her left eye, travelled down through the side of her jaw, through her neck and lodged above her shoulder blade.
Doctors say she will have reconstructive surgery on her skull when she is strong enough, which should be within weeks.
Mr Yousufzai thanked all of those around the world who had showed support for his daughter and after people of all faiths in Pakistan joined to pray for her recovery, he said the attack is a “turning point” for his country.