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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for the first time since attack

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai speaking during a press conference. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images.

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate, returned to Pakistan on Thursday morning for the first time since being shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 because of her activism for girls' education worldwide. Yousafzai delivered a speech from Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's home that was carried on Pakistani state television, expressing her gratitude to be able to visit her home country.

What she said: "Always it has been my dream that I should go to Pakistan and there, in peace and without any fear, I can move on streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people."