David Cameron lauds 'beacon of light' Malala's 'extraordinary case' of bravery
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Malala Yousufzai is an "extraordinary" case and her courage was a beacon of light to those who believe in human rights, education for all and decency.
"She is an extraordinary case. She is a very courageous young woman. I am proud of the fact that we have been able to treat her in Britain. It shows how serious we are about our supporting education for young people, Malala's presence in the UK is a demonstration of that," The News quoted Cameron, as saying.
Cameron said that Britain was a "strong supporter of a free and democratic Pakistan" and his government wanted to help educate Pakistani children.
Malala, 15, who advocated girls' right to education in Swat Valley, was shot in the neck and head and two other girls sustained injuries when the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) opened fire on their school van on October 9.
A National Peace award winner, Malala became the voice of all the girls in Swat when she began maintaining a diary on the website of the BBC under the pen name of "Gul Makai", in which she described the atrocities of the Taliban.
Malala was flown to Britain on October 15 for specialized treatment. She is now recuperating at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and is said to be responding well to treatment.