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Malala returns to UK after Pakistan trip

 Islamabad, April 2: Nobel Peace Prize winner and young education activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday returned to the UK after a four-day trip to Pakistan, her home country. Malala, 20, left for the UK on an early morning from the Bezir Bhutto Intertiol Airport here, a security source told Efe news. “Security was strengthened prior to her arrival at the airport,” the source added. Malala arrived in Pakistan on March 29 accompanied by her family, and was received by members of the Pakistani government. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met her and hosted an event with parliamentarians, politicians and diplomats to honour the young activist. Despite the full support she received from the government, her presence also sparked harsh criticism and protests, including the one organised by the country’s main private school association on Friday, under the slogan “I am not Malala”. (IANS)

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