Hamid Mir, a Pakistani journalist working for Geo News, a private Pakistani channel, has announced that he had received intimidations from the Pakistani Taliban for his coverage of the Malala Yousafzai shooting.
This is another indication of the unrelenting campaign of the terrorist Pakistani Taliban to threaten the journalists there, who have been decrying the Pakistani Taliban inhumanity, evident in its shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai last week in Swat Valley, when she was returning home from school.
Malala Yousafzai, whose diary for BBC Urdu in 2009 condemned the Pakistani Taliban opposition to female education, and who, thereby, earned the terrorist organisation’s wrath, was shot in her head last week by a Taliban terrorist.
Before the dreadful shooting, Malala Yousafzai had been an undaunted campaigner of female education in Pakistan and had received accolades and laurels from her nation’s government, which has been rather indecisive in its fight against the growing Taliban movement, which is threatening to overrun Pakistan with its fundamentalist ideology.
Meanwhile, Malala Yousafzai, from whose skull a bullet was removed last week in Pakistan, is currently undergoing treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Birmingham.
QEH has established a fund for charitable donations for this fearless girl. QEH’s spokesperson has stated that Malala is steady medically and has been reacting nicely to her treatment so far.
QEH’s spokesperson has remarked that Malala, on recuperating wholly, would be asked about the manner in which she wanted the donations in her name to be spent.
Ever since Malala was shot by a Taliban terrorist, global celebrities like Madonna have backed Malala for her courage. The online world has been inundated by visitors wanting to watch the Malala Yousafzai interviews of the past, in which she bravely spoke in support of female education and about ‘forming her own pro-education political party.’ Online citizens have shown interest in reading the Malala Yousafzai blog for BBC Urdu.
Meanwhile, a vigil for Malala was staged in Birmingham on Thursday by Amina Women’s Group and Women2Gether.