9 Oct 2013

Malala Yousafzai wants to be Pakistani prime minister

12:00 pm on 9 October 2013

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai says she is aiming to be her country's prime minister.

It is a year since the 16-year old was shot in the head by the Taliban for standing up for the right to education for girls.

Despite going through months of surgery and continuing physiotherapy, Malala has addressed the United Nations, written a book, and started the Malala Foundation.

The 16-year old, who now lives in Britain with her family, is one of the youngest nominees ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She will find out this week if she is this year's recipient.

She told Nine to Noon she wants to go back to Pakistan and become a politician and the prime minister, like her role model, Benazir Bhutto.

But she says this can happen only once she has empowered herself with a good education.