Malala Yousafzai's father gets job in Pakistan's UK consulate

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 05:24 hrs

London: The father of teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai has been given a job in a Pakistan consulate in Birmingham, England.

Ziaududdin Yousafzai has been appointed education attache at the Consulate of Pakistan in the city, the Pakistan government announced.

Yousufzai will be the head of the education section under the Head of Mission.

He has been given the position for three years, which may be extended for a further two years, the BBC reports.

His daughter Malala, 15, was treated in Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban in the Swat Valley on October 9 2012.

The Taliban shot Malala for 'promoting secularism, and girls' education'

Doctors said the bullet grazed the teenager's brain when it struck her just above her left eye.

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