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ISLAMABAD: Malala Yusafzai’s family members are meeting her regularly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham as the 15-year-old schoolgirl is making steady progress.
It was learnt that Malala’s father, mother and brother are in Birmingham but they have been provided secure accommodation at a walking distance from the hospital.
Both Pakistani and the UK authorities have agreed not to disclose their location but a reliable source said that Malala’s mother has been visiting her daughter everyday and providing her much-needed comfort and assurance.
The source said that the presence of Malala’s parents around her has contributed to her recovery and have raised hopes that the courageous young girl will be able to recover fully soon.
Both Pakistani government and hospital authorities are refusing to confirm or deny about the presence of Malala’s parents in the city but a source revealed that had flown in with Malala a week ago but were taken to a secret location from the airport.
The source said that West Midlands police officers are providing security to the family members.
A spokesperson at the hospital refused to speak about the family’s visit to the hospital.
Malala Yusafzai was flown to the UK a week ago and since then she had received thousands of goodwill messages, vigils had been held for her across the world.
The hospital said yesterday that a week after arriving in Birmingham, Malala was in a stable condition and she remained under the care of a specialist team from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.
Malala will need a significant period of rest and recuperation before she undergoes reconstructive surgery, doctors have said.