Ziauddin Yousafzai is a UN special advisor for Global Education. Before he was forced to flee the country, he was also a long-time educator in Pakistan. (Getty Images/WPA Pool/David Jones)
"I am not only her father, I'm her friend. "Ziauddin Yousafzai
We spoke with Malala Yousafzai in October, a year after a Taliban gunman sought her out on a Pakistan school bus and fired three shots. One bullet went into her forehead, but she not only survived, she flourished.
Ziauddin Yousafzai, with his daughter Malala. (Reuters/Darren Staples)
"My father was an example for me. And he is a great father because he says, 'I did not give you something extra. I did one thing, I did not cut your wings.'"Malala Yousafzai
And Malala has a lot of respect for her dad. Mr. Yousafzai sat quietly by during our interview with his daughter, but when we spoke with him in March, he talked about what drives his passion for education:
This interview originally aired on March 20, 2014.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.