Sunday, Sep 21, 2014Sunday, Sep 21, 2014
 

Shot Pakistani girl shows improvement: Military

Published on Oct 14, 2012 6:12 AM
 
Students hold pictures of schoolgirl Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban, at a school in Karachi. A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taleban showed signs of improvement by moving her limbs on Saturday, the military said, though she remains unconscious and on a ventilator.-- PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AFP) - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taleban showed signs of improvement by moving her limbs on Saturday, the military said, though she remains unconscious and on a ventilator.

The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for the right to an education, has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than US$100,000 (S$125,000) for the capture of her attackers.

"The sedation given to Malala was reduced today so that neurosurgeons could do their clinical assessment and as a result of it Malala responded and moved her hands and feet," military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said.

"It is a positive development," he told a press conference near Army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, close to the capital Islamabad, where Malala is being treated in a military hospital.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here