Malala Yousafzai arrives in Swat

Malala Yousafzai arrives in Swat

SWAT - *Malala Yousafzai on Saturday arrived in her hometown Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa five years after she was shot and injured by a Taliban gunman.*

Top military officials welcomed the Nobel laureate who broke into tears after landing in her hometown.

She was comforted by her parents who were accompanying her during the visit.

The visit by the 20-year-old Nobel laureate was kept tightly under wraps and she was accompanied by the Pakistani military, who were providing heavy security, as well as her mother and father and two brothers.

After flying by army helicopter to the northwestern region from Islamabad, she met with friends and family before visiting the all-boys Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh, some 15 kilometres (nine miles) outside of Mingora, the district´s main town.

She looked happy on arrival at the school, where she is expected to speak with students before returning to Islamabad.

State Minister for Information Maryyium Aurangzeb is also accompanying Malala Yousafzai who returned to Pakistan in the night between March 28 and 29.

She was attacked on October 9 in Mengora area of Swat while returning to home from school.

She was shifted to Peshawar in critical condition from where she was moved a hospital in Rawalpindi.

The young girl was later shifted to the UK after her condition became stable.