Will shoot Malala if she returns to Pakistan: Taliban

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Islamabad, July 19: It has been reported that Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old right activist, has received another death threat from Tehreek-e-Taliban.

This time, a senior representative of Tehreek-e-Taliban has said they will shoot Malala Yousafzai if she chose to return to Pakistan.

According to an agency report, the group has no sympathies with the teenager, who was shot last year for demanding education for girls.

A report published in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper stated that he said that Malala had been targeted because of her efforts in promoting secular education in Pakistan.


However, yesterday, some reports suggested that a former Pakistan Air Force member-turned top Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed expressed regret that she was not warned beforehand.

In a letter sent to Malala, Rasheed said that Taliban shot her because she criticised the militant group and not because she was a campaigner for girls' education.

He has also written that he found the attack on a school bus in Pakistan last October "shocking" and wished it had not happened.

Interestingly, Rasheed has invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha, in the letter addressed to Malala, asking her to return home and "use" her pen for Islam.

Malala has been actively advocating her views on spreading girls education and women's basic rights across Pakistan.

Last year, she was shot at head by the Taliban in an attempt to stop her from spreading awareness on eduaction.

Following the attack, she was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she gained recovery.

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