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Pakistan President Zardari visits Malala in Birmingham hospital

  KARACHI:Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari accompanied by one of his daughters, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, on Saturday visited Malala at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital where the teenage activist is undergoing treatment, DawnNews reported. The president said the people ofPakistanwere proud of Malala and her bravery for not succumbing to terrorist threats. He further said that Malala had emerged as a symbol of committment for the elimination of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism fromPakistan. On Oct 9, Yousufzai, 15, was shot in the head by gunmen for raising her voice against the Pakistani Taliban and for allegedly advocating “Western, secular” values. After receiving treatment at hospitals inPeshawarandRawalpindi, she was flown to theQueenElizabethHospitalinBirminghamwhere she is currently undergoing medical treatment. Yousufzai began standing up to the Pakistani Taliban when she was 11, when the Islamabad government had effectively ceded control of the Swat Valley where she lives to the militants