London: Pakistani child activist victim Malala Yousafzai is able to stand with help ten days after she was shot in the head by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Britain media report.
She is also communicating by writing notes, said Doctor Dave Rosser, the medical director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England.
Malala is provided with the best possible medical facilities in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, according to doctors.
“Malala Yousufzai’s condition this morning is comfortable and stable,” the hospital said in a statement.
“Malala’s family remain in Pakistan at this time,” it added.
ITV television reported that the hospital was trying to arrange for her to listen to her father on the telephone, though she is currently unable to talk.
“We know there was some damage to the brain, certainly no physical, no deficit in terms of function,” it quoted a spokesman as saying.
A hospital spokeswoman told AFP Malala was 15, not 14 as previously stated.
Earlier, a doctor at the hospital said she had a chance of making a “decent recovery”.
Malala was attacked on her school bus in Swat valley on October 9 as a punishment for campaigning for the right to an education.
She was flown into Birmingham Airport in central England on Monday.
The shooting has been denounced worldwide and by Pakistan, which has said it will do everything possible to ensure Malala recovers and will meet all the costs of her treatment.
The cold-blooded murder attempt has sickened Pakistan, where Malala came to prominence with a blog for the BBC highlighting atrocities under the hardline Islamist Taliban, who terrorised the Swat valley from 2007 until an army offensive in 2009.