Main suspect in Malala shooting placed on Pak Exit Control List

Islamabad, Oct. 31 (ANI): The main suspect in the Malala Yousufzai shooting case, Atta Ullah Khan, who is believed to have pulled the trigger on the education activist, has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Twenty-three year old Khan, who was identified by police officials last week as the main suspect in the shooting incident, had been a studying for a master’s degree in chemistry prior to opting for militancy, and had studied for his Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Jahanzeb College in Swat, reports The Express Tribune.

According to a report, Khan had crossed over from Afghanistan into Pakistan, before making his way to Swat. There, he tracked down his target, intercepting Malala’s school van on October 9, 2012. He fled shortly after the assassination attempt.

Sources have said that the Federal Investigation Agency and its immigration arm have been provided details of the suspect.

Malala, 15, who earned international fame for raising voice against Taliban oppression and advocating girls’ right to education in Swat valley, was shot in the neck and head and two other girls sustained injuries when the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) opened fire on their school van in Swat valley on October 9. She is currently recuperating at a hospital in Birmingham, UK. (ANI)

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