Pakistan prays for Malala: iconic schoolgirl shot by Taliban hailed as 'true face of Pakistan'
Outpourings of support and sympathy for wounded schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai continued on Friday, with world leaders sending messages as mosques across Pakistan held prayer services for the injured youth. Malala was gunned down by Taliban hitmen earlier this week as a result of her work promoting education for Pakistani schoolgirls. She remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital, with doctors saying that the next 48 hours will be crucial. Malala remains unconscious and unaware that her plight has now become headline news all over the world.