Years after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by Talibanis in Pakistan, there are several voices on whether the prominence that she got after the attack was fair. The latest person to join the bandwagon criticising Malala Yousufzai is Pakistani member of Parliament Mussarat Ahmadzeb who has claimed that the attack on her was “scripted way before the incident”.
Ahmadzeb has claimed that “She [Malala] was shot in the head but no bullet was found in [the] CT scan in Swat. But yes, then the bullet got stuck in her head in CMH Peshawar,” the MNA later said in a tweet.
— mussarat ahmadzeb (@MussartAhmadzeb) May 19, 2017
Pointing fingers at the government, she alleged that all the medical practitioners who examined Malala were “awarded plots by the government”. Mussarat attacked her saying that Malala could not read or write [at] the time when “she supposedly wrote the Gul Makai stories for BBC.”
Though Mussarat Ahmadzeb is listed as a member of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the party has refused to take any responsibility for her statements saying that it had disowned Mussarat in 2014. “During the dharna against election rigging, three MNAs – Mussarat Ahmadzeb, Gulzar Ahmed, and Siraj Muhammad – refused to abide by party laws,” PTI spokesperson Shafqat Mahmood was quoted as saying on Pakistani website Dawn.
Malala Yousafzai had shot to fame in 2012 after she was shot in the head for standing up and fighting for girls education. She also became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate in December 2014.