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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