Malala says she's no Western puppet, but a proud Pakistani
LONDON (AFP) - Malala Yousafzai hit back at claims that she has become a figure of the West, insisting she was proud to be a Pakistani.
The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taleban for championing girls' right to an education, claimed she retained the support of people in her homeland, and reiterated her desire to enter Pakistani politics.
The activist was shot in the head on her school bus on October 9 last year for speaking out against the Taleban.
She was flown for specialist care in Britain, where she has continued her education, while she has been feted and honoured in the West.