The doctors also took steps to reduce the swelling in Malala's head. Though the bullet was removed, there was "excessive bleeding" during the surgery and Malala was not fully stable as yet, officials said.
Malala's uncle Ahmed Shah told the media in Peshawar that the doctors had advised against sending Malala, the first recipient of Pakistan's National Peace Award for Youth, outside the country for treatment.
Doctors said it would not be advisable for her to travel in her condition. The next ten days would be crucial for her, Shah quoted the doctors as saying.
Malala is currently in the intensive care unit of the military hospital in Peshawar.
Image: A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), center, reacts while she and other women chant prayers in support of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, at the (MQM)' headquarter in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.