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Malala provided security after death threats
According to British Daily the Daily Mail, police have reportedly increased the teenager’s security to that usually given to ministers and visiting political VIPs after spy chiefs warned of a raised threat to her life.
The British daily cited the Sun: ‘Her life’s been at risk since that failed murder attempt. But threats have grown significantly as her profile has become bigger.
‘Being a Nobel winner and female education campaigner means she is seen as a global ambassador. Her elite police protection reflects this.’
Scotland Yard said it would not comment on matters of security or close protection.
Malala was flown to Britain for treatment after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her in October 2012, and now lives here with her family. Malala became a global icon after the Taliban attack in 2012.
But she remains a figure of hate for many Pakistanis who resent having the country’s problems aired abroad.