Malala Yousafzai in numbers

Nobel Laureate arrives in Pakistan over five years since surviving a militant attack


KARACHI: Nobel Laureate Malala Yousfazi arrived in Pakistan Thursday morning, the first time since she survived a shot to the head by militants and had to leave the country for surgery.

The 20-year-old has since become a symbol of hope and struggle against extremism world over.

We have a compiled a list of her achievements – in numbers:

2009

was the year Malala, 11 at the time, began writing an anonymous diary for BBC about life under the Taliban in Swat.

2012

was the year Malala was shot by a Taliban gunman on the way back from school in Swat. Two of her friends also suffered bullet wounds

1

year after the attack, Malala published her first book ‘I Am Malala’

16

was her age when she addressed the United Nations on July12, 2013 on her birthday

2013

was the year she was named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people

2014

was the year she became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to honour her struggle for children’s rights

$1.4 billion

is the amount she raised to educate Syrian refugees

19

was the age Malala enrolled at the prestigious Oxford University in the UK