Pakistani teenage activist moves hospitals
October 12 , 2012
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban gunmen has been transferred to a military hospital with better facilities.
Malala Yousafzai remains in critical condition two days after being shot in the head in the north western Swat Valley. She arrived by helicopter in Rawalpindi from Peshawar.
The Taliban said they had shot her because she had "promoted secularism", adding that they would target her again.
Protests against the shooting have taken place across several Pakistani cities.
Yousafzai was being treated in an intensive care unit in Peshawar before being moved to Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology critical care unit in Rawalpindi.
A docter treating her said, "neurologically she has significantly improved", adding that the "coming days... are very critical".
On Wednesday, Pakistani officials offered a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers of a teenage rights activist.
Yousafzai gained prominence due to her desire to attend school, which turned into a one-girl campaign after the Taliban captured Swat valley in 2009 and shut down girls' schools.