Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani activist shot by Taliban, released from hospital

Malala Yousufzai, the teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by Taliban for advocating girls' education, has been released from the hospital, reports say.

Yousufzai had been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham, England, after she was shot in October in Pakistan. The Taliban have vowed to target her again.

Her father had also been given a{ }diplomatic post in the U.K. in recent days.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, confirmed a BBC report Wednesday saying that Malala's father, Ziauddin, has been appointed Pakistan's education attache in Birmingham.

The position - with an initial 3-year commitment - virtually guarantees Malala will remain in the U.K.

Malala's case won worldwide recognition for the struggle for women's rights in Pakistan. In a sign of her reach, the 15-year-old made the shortlist for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2012.{ }

The Associated Press contributed to this report.