And the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, has returned to Pakistan for the first time after she was shot by the Taliban for demanding education for girls. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a group of Taliban gunmen who boarded her school bus. She survived the serious wounds and now campaigns around the world for girls’ education. During her four-day trip back to Pakistan, she is slated to meet with Pakistan’s prime minister and to inaugurate a new girls’ school. This is Malala speaking in Islamabad, Pakistan, today.
Malala Yousafzai: “I still can’t believe that this is actually happening. For last five years, I have dreamed that I can set foot in my country. Whenever I travel, in plane, car, I see the cities of London, New York, I was told, 'Just imagine you are in Pakistan, you are traveling in Islamabad, that you are in Karachi.' It was never true. But now, today, I see. I am very happy.”