a girl blogs about living under the Taliban, and they try to kill her to silence her.
Do not wear colourful dresses - 5 January 2009
"I was getting ready for school and about to wear my uniform when I remembered that our principal had told us not to wear uniforms and come to school wearing normal clothes instead.
"So I decided to wear my favourite pink dress. Other girls in school were also wearing colourful dresses. During the morning assembly we were told not to wear colourful clothes as the Taliban would object to it."
- Began blogging for BBC Urdu in 2009 under pen name Gul Makai aged 11
- Campaigned for girls' right to education
- Shot on way home from school in Mingora, main town in Swat Valley
- Doctors removed bullet from her head
- Pakistani Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility, saying she was anti-Taliban and secular
"Malala was the lone voice in that wilderness," writes Feryal Gauhar in the local Express Tribune.
"Hers was the voice which made us consider that indeed, there can be alternatives, and there can be resistance to all forms of tyranny. Today, the attempt to silence that voice shall only make her stronger; the blood stains on her school uniform shall only feed the conviction that as long as there is breath and life, there shall be struggle."