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Media on Taliban hitlist over Pak girl

  • letters@hindustantimes.com, Agencies, Islamabad
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  • Updated: Oct 13, 2012 11:59 IST
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    Women hold lighted candles during a rally condemning the attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai. Reuters

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    Pakistani girls display a poster while sitting at their desk, as their teacher, not shown, talks to them about 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was ...

  • Praying for Malala

    Pakistani women shower rose petals on a photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, as ...

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    Pakistani school girls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, at ...

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    Pakistani students pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, in Peshawar. ...

  • Praying for Malala

    Pakistani Muslims pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt in Quetta. ...

  • Praying for Malala

    Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against the militants and promoting education for girls, is seen in ...

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    Pakistani children place oil lamps next to a photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, ...

  • Praying for Malala

    A Pakistani woman holds a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for ...

  • Praying for Malala

    Children light oil lamps beside a picture of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against the militants and promoting education ...

Even as police in Pakistan made several arrests in connection with the Taliban’s shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, the terror group’s leaders on Saturday reiterated their intention to kill the schoolgirl and her father and also declared their plan to target the media for its coverage of the incident.



Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has issued “special directions” to his subordinates in different cities of Pakistan to target media groups, BBC Urdu reported.


An interior ministry official said intelligence agencies had intercepted a phone conversation between Mehsud and a subordinate, in which the former was calling for attacks on media offices in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and other cities.

Following the threat, the interior ministry has issued orders to beef up security near the offices.

Following the attack on the activist, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan has issued a fatwa against the Taliban gunmen who tried to kill her.

Malala, who was shot in the head on October 9, continued to be on ventilator at a top army hospital on Saturday. But, her vital organs were “intact and working”, the military said.

 

A file photo of Malala Yousufzai being moved to a helicopter to be taken to Peshawar in Mingora, Pakistan. AP Photo

 

 

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