Malala’s Dad Gets Diplomatic Post

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Malala Yousafzai sits up in her hospital bed with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers, Atal Khan (R) and Khushal Khan (C), on October 26, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 15 year-old Ziauddin is being treated in the UK after she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan two weeks ago. (Photo by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham via Getty Images)

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham via Getty Images

    The father of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl targeted by Pakistan’s Taliban for promoting female education, is being honored for his role in forming the young activist. Ziauddin Yousafzai has been appointed Pakistan’s education attaché in Birmingham, England, where Malala has been recovering since she was shot in the head in October. The position ensures the young girl can stay in the U.K., far from threats of the Taliban who have sworn to target her again. It’s unclear whether Yousafzai will stay, as she originally said she planned to return to Pakistan after her treatment.

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