London, 3 September: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the
head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, today inaugurated Europe&’s biggest public library in her newly adopted home
of Birmingham.  The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her family in Birmingham. “This city is the beating heart of England. Birmingham is very special for me, because it was here I found myself alive seven days after I was shot,” Malala said at the launch of the new 189-million pound Library of Birmingham. “This event proves this city loves me and I love it too,” she said as she placed her copy of Paulo Coelho&’s The Alchemist on the shelves among millions of books.     PTI