Two Pakistani girls who were injured alongside teenage activist Malala Yousufzai will be awarded medals of courage, the country's prime minister said Saturday.
Malala was shot at point-blank range while on her way home from school October 9. The 15-year-old initially gained international attention in 2009, writing a blog about her life as the Taliban gained a foothold in her home region, in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Rehman Malik said he plans to award the two girls the Sitara e Jurrat, known as the star of courage, the third-highest military award in Pakistan. Kainat Riaz Ahmed and Shazia Ramzan will receive the award, an honor not normally bestowed to civilians.FULL STORY