Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry her

Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry herBy Asif Shahzad MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – In the Pakistani hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, reminders are frequent of the daughter of scenic northwestern Swat Valley who survived a gun attack – and so are memories of harsh rule by the Taliban. Yousafzai flew into Swat on Saturday by helicopter during her first visit to Pakistan since the Pakistani Taliban – now on the run but still able to launch attacks – shot her in the head in 2012 over her advocacy for girls’ education and opposition to Islamist militancy. Yousafzai’s return to her hometown was eagerly awaited by admirers and family friends.



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