Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban Receives OKC Award

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum plans to present its 2013 Reflections of Hope Award to a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by a Taliban gunman.

Museum officials say the award recipients are Malala Yousufzai and her father -- human rights activists Ziauddin Yousufzai. The award will be presented on April 8 when Ziauddin Yousufzai will receive the award on his and his daughter's behalf.

Ziauddin Yousufzai founded and directs the all-girls Khushal Public School in Pakistan that was created to foster a new generation of female leadership.

Malala was an outspoken activist who attended the school until October when the Taliban shot her in the head on the school bus she was riding home from classes. She is now recovering in Britain.

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