The medical condition of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by Taliban militants last week, is steadily improving, a Pakistani official said Sunday.
“Movement has been witnessed in Malala’s hands and legs which is a positive development,” Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa of the Inter Services Public Relations told Geo TV. He said that she was taken off a ventilator for a time and was then placed back on it.
Bajwa said, “She is making slow and steady progress, which is in keeping with expectations. Recovery from this type of injury is always slow,” reported the DAWN news website. He added, “Doctors have reviewed Malala’s condition and are satisfied.”
Pakistani authorities are still weighing whether or not to send her to another country for further treatment.
The two other students who were shot in the incident are “also being taken care of at places where they can get best treatment,” Bajwa told Geo TV.
Yousafzai campaigned for the right for girls and women to have an education, which the Taliban opposes. The Pakistani Taliban last week claimed responsibility for her shooting.
Pakistani authorities on Saturday arrested three brothers of a senior Taliban commander who has links to Yousafzai’s shooting, reported the Press Trust of India.
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