Mingora, Mar 30 (AP) A Pakistani women’s activist says Malala Yousafzai, who is back in Pakistan for the first time since the Taliban shot her in 2012, is hoping to visit her Swat Valley hometown but that the trip depends on security clearances from the government. Also Read - Three Killed, 15 Injured in Explosion in Multi-storey Building in Karachi
Security was visibly beefed up today in Mingora, Yousafzai’s hometown, but authorities wouldn’t confirm whether the Nobel Peace Prize laureate would be arriving there. Also Read - 'Civil-War' Like Situation in Karachi After Clashes Between Sindh Police & Pakistan Army Over Kidnapping Rumours of Police Chief
Activist Adnan Tabassum, also from Swat, says she met with Yousafzai yesterday in Islamabad and that Malala told her she wants to travel to Swat to see her former schools friends and relatives. Also Read - FATF Plenary From Today: Pakistan Likely to Continue in 'Grey List' Over Inaction Against Terrorists Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed
According to Tabassum, 20-year-old Malala has asked authorities to allow her to go to Shangla village in Swat, where a school has been built by the Malala Fund.(AP) AMS AMS
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