Pakistani schoolboy injured in Peshawar attack to receive surgery at same UK hospital as Malala

Ahmed Nawaz, 15, was shot in the arm when the Pakistani Taliban stormed his school in December

A Pakistani schoolboy seriously injured in the Peshawar attack last year will undergo surgery in the UK at the same hospital that treated Malala Yousafzai.

Ahmed Nawaz, 15, was shot in the arm when the Pakistani Taliban stormed the Army Public school in Peshawar, Pakistan, in December.

It was the worst terror attack Pakistan had experienced in recent history, with 141 people killed in a brutal massacre. 132 students were among the dead.

The fifteen-year-old lost his brother in the attack.

His parents feared that their remaining son might lose the use of his left-arm after local doctors were unable to repair the damage caused by the shot due to lack of expertise and equipment.

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Mr Nawaz will undergo surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Selly Oak, Birmingham. The hospital treated Ms Yousafazai after she was shot by the Taliban in 2012.

 

The teenager arrived in the country yesterday.

His trip and treatment, reportedly costing £200,000, is being funded by the Pakistani government after a high-profile campaign.

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