Pakistan

Pakistan PM Visits Teen Shot by Taliban

Victim targeted for her work supporting girls' education

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Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today visited the bedside of a 14-year-old girl who was shot by Taliban gunmen for her outspoken work on behalf of girls' education.

He was accompanied to a military hospital in Rawalpindi by leaders of allied parties in a show of support for Malala Yousafzai, who was shot Tuesday along with two classmates outside her school in Mingora in the volatile Swat Valley region.

"It was not a crime against an individual, but a crime against humanity and an attack on our national and social values," he says, The Guardian reports.