Yes I know that it is a terribly sad story and we all feel sorry for the girl concerned BUT….why this?
The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week is being flown to the UK for medical treatment, the Pakistani army has said. Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be “critical”. The girl wrote a diary about suffering under the Taliban and was accused by them of “promoting secularism”. The UK said Malala’s transfer followed London’s offer to help her in any way. The Pakistani army said Ms Yousafzai’s trip was being sponsored by the United Arab Emirates.
Don’t they have hospitals in the UAE? Why is the UK picking up the responsibility for this, and the cost? Doesn’t Pakistan have hospitals either? I can understand the humanitarian imperative but I do question why it is that the United Kingdom gets so involved in this sort of thing.