Pakistan girl shot by Taliban appears on video
APLONDON--A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed, saying Monday that she is recovering.
February 5, 2013, 12:14 am TWN
Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day.”
“Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone,” she said in the video, made available by a public relations firm. “It's just because of the prayers of people. Because all people — men, women, children — all of them have prayed for me. And because of all these prayers God has given me this new life . a second life. And I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated. For that reason, we have organized the Malala Fund.”
Malala drew the world's attention when she was shot by Taliban militants on Oct. 9 on a school bus in northwestern Pakistan. The Islamist group said it targeted her because she promoted girls' education and “Western thinking” and criticized the militant group's behavior when it took over the scenic Swat Valley where she lived.
In this Jan. 22 photo released Monday Feb. 4, 15-year-old Malala Yousefzai relaxes. The Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9, 2012 has made her first video statement since ...