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Teen shot by Taliban urges reversal

ISLAMABAD — Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani activist for girls’ education who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in October, has asked a provincial government to reverse its decision to name a college after her, citing concern for the safety of female students, an official said Friday.

The Swat Valley government last month changed the name of Government Girls Degree College in the town of Saidu Sharif to Government Malala Yousafzai Girls Degree College in honor of the teenager, who was gravely wounded in the Oct. 9 attack and is being treated in a British hospital. Two other students were wounded in the attack, which drew worldwide condemnation.

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