Taliban urges Malala Yousufzai to return back to Pakistan
By Ghanizada - Wed Jul 17 2013, 8:43 pm
Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by Pakistani Taliban militants while she was on her way towards her home from school last year. She was accused by Taliban of promoting Western thinking and camapigning for girls to go to school.
The Pakistani Taliban commander, Adnan Rasheed urged the 16-year-old girl to return back to Pakistan and called the attacked on her as “shocking,” the NBC News reported.
Adnan Rasheed in his letter wrote, “I was thinking how to approach you. My emotions were brotherly for you because we belong to same Yousafzai tribe.”
In the meantime Adnan Rasheed who has close links with the Taliban leaders said that the letter expressed his own opinion and not that of the group.
HOwever a research director at the Federally Administered Tribal Area Research Center in Islamabad believes Rasheed’s letter is a publicity stunt. “He clearly wants to impress the Pakistani public and the international community,” Mansur Mahsud said.
He also added that Malala would not be safe is she returns back to Pakistan.