TEN men were sent to prison for life after attempting to attack Malala Yousafzai in October of 2012, officials in Pakistan have said.
However, a security official has stated that none of the four or five men who carried out the attack three years ago were among the 10 men sentenced to jail.
In 2012, militants boarded the teenage activist’s school bus and fired 3 shots. One of them shot her in the head for her outspoken views on girls’ education. The gunmen also injured two other girls on the bus. Malala was seriously wounded after the attack and sustained medical treatment in Pakistan and then she was airlifted into the UK to get further treatment from a hospital in Birmingham
The gunman who shot Malala is believed to have fled the border into Afghanistan.
Two years after the attack she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and as a result, Malala has become a renowned symbol of defiance and hope in the fight against militants operating in ethnic Pashtun areas in northwest Pakistan.
At the 15th GG2 Awards in 2013, Malala and her two friends; Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz were presented with the Hammer awards and on the same night she was placed at number 1 on the GG2 power list 101.
Malala is unable to return to her homeland since the Taliban continues to threaten to kill her and her family members.