UAE to send air ambulance for girl shot by Taleban
ISLAMABAD (AP) - The United Arab Emirates plans to send a specialised aircraft to serve as an ambulance for a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taleban in case doctors decide to send her abroad for treatment, a Pakistani official said on Sunday.
The shooting of Malala Yousufzai, along with two classmates while they were on their way home from school on Oct 9, horrified people in Pakistan and internationally. She was shot for promoting girl's education and criticising the Taleban.
The attack left Yousufzai seriously wounded and sparked calls for the Pakistani government to step up its fight against the militant group.
Visas were being finalised for the air ambulance crew and six doctors who would accompany the flight, Islamabad's Ambassador to the UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan told Pakistan's Geo TV. Arrangements had been made to treat the girl at three hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, he said.