U.A.E. sends air ambulance for Pakistani girl shot by Taliban
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||14 October 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, U.A.E. sends air ambulance for Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, 14 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5089072ac.html [accessed 21 December 2014]|
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October 14, 2012
Pakistan says the United Arab Emirates plans to send an air ambulance for a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, in case doctors decide to send her abroad for treatment.
Islamabad's ambassador to the Emirates, Jamil Ahmed Khan, told Pakistan's Geo TV on October 14 that visas were being finalized for the crew and six doctors who will accompany the flight.
Khan said arrangements had been made to treat the girl, Malala Yousafzai, at three hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Earlier, the Pakistani military said on October 14 that no decision had been made to send the girl abroad, but the air ambulance was part of a contingency plan.
A Taliban gunman shot Yousafzai on October 9 for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement.
Based on reporting by AP, Geo.tv, and BBC