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'National awakening' after girl shot in Pakistan


The Taliban's shooting of the 14-year-old school girl Malala Yousafzai has been denounced across Pakistan.

Malala had spoken publicly about the Taliban's suppression of female education; she was also an ambassador for an upcoming children's literature festival.

Ameena Saiyid Managing Director of Oxford University Press Pakistan and Abbas Nasir, a columnist for Dawn, Pakistan's leading English language newspaper discuss what the impact is of this kind of violence.

Ameena Saiyid said there "has been a national awakening surrounding her case".

"People across the board from liberals to the religious parties have roundly condemned this".

Abbas Nasir was not so positive about the situation saying that "it is a very complicated battle, yes, there is an upsurge of support for Malala and condemnation of the Taliban, but there are a whole bunch of political leaders that are shying away".

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