Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai returns to Pakistan five and a half years after being shot

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Meets Pakistan PM, honored by Cabinet members

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday, five and half years after she was shot by Taliban in her hometown Swat.

“I have been dreaming about returning to my country and stepping on my soil since I left. Today is the happiest day of my life,” Malala Yousufzai said at the Prime Minister’s Office where she was honored by the Premier and Cabinet members.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Geo TV showed footage of Yousafzai after she arrived at Islamabad airport, walking to a car escorted by security officials.

At the age of 17, Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her education advocacy.
In October 2012, masked gunmen stopped a bus taking Malala and some friends home from school and shot her. Two of her friends were also wounded.

Last week, on Twitter, Yousafzai, who is now 20, expressed a longing for her homeland. She now lives in Britain and is studying at Oxford University.

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