Nobel peace prize nominee–Malala Yousufzai undergoes 2 successful surgeries in UK

Eurasia News

LONDON: Nobel peace prize nominee, a Pakistani child activist Malala Yousufzai has undergone two successful operations and is making good progress in her recovery in UK hospital, the British hospital said.

The 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban in October last year had skull reconstruction and a cochlear implant surgery to restore her hearing on Saturday, the Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where Malala is getting treatment, said.

The two operations lasted a total of five hours, and doctors are said to be “very pleased” with her progress. The hospital said that Malala Yousufzai was awake and talking to staff and members of her family after having surgery. ‘Her condition is stable and her medical team is “very pleased”, it added.

She has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party on their website Friday, which was the deadline for nominations.
Malala’s name was put forward because of “her courageous commitment to the right of girls to education. A commitment that seemed so threatening to the extremists that they chose to try and kill her,” said parliamentarian Freddy de Ruiter on the Labor party web site.