Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time (19659004) Yousafzai, 20, was shot in the head by a sniper because she campaigned for a female education in 201
Swat's home town was Swat's militant stronghold, and she was attacked there at the age of fifteen in a school bus.
It was unclear whether she would visit the area because of security concerns.
Thursday it was announced that Ms. Yousafzai had returned to Pakistan for the first time since her attack from the United Kingdom.
Ms. Yousafzai made an emotional speech in the prime minister's office in Islamabad:
"Always it was my dream that I go to Pakistan and there, in peace and without fear, I can walk on streets, I can meet people I can talk to people.
"And I think it's my old home again … that's actually how it happens, and I'm grateful to all of you.
Her trip to Pakistan is expected to take four days, with officials from her Malala fund group traveling with her, local media report.
19659012] Why was she attacked?
At the age of 11, Ms. Yousafzai began an anonymous life A documentary film was shot about her in 2009.
She soon became one. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 She wrote a documentary about her life under the rule of the Taliban militant suppression in Pakistan, she vehemently advocated women's education and deliberately attacked a school bus of militant Islamists in October 2012. Malala's history attracted international attention.
The Pakistani Taliban said they shot her because she was "pro-Western." and "promoting Western culture in Pashtun areas."
The adolescent suffered life-threatening injuries during the robbery and had to remove part of her skull to relieve the swelling of her brain.
Following emergency treatment in a military hospital in Pakistan, she was transported to the UK for further treatment and recovery in Birmingham, where her family continues to live.
What has she done since then?
Since her recovery, Ms. Yousafzai has continued to campaign for the education and rights of children around the world.  She founded the Malala Fund with her father, Ziauddin, to "work for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear."
In 2014 she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She and the Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi have been honored for their efforts to promote children's rights.
She continued to run campaigns during her studies and is now reading politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University.