Relatives of teenager Malala Yousufzai, who was shot and wounded by a Taliban gunman, are reported to have arrived in the UK to be with her as she recovers.
Ziauddin Yousufzai, her father, is believed to be among those who have arrived in Birmingham, where the 15-year-old is being treated for wounds received in the October 9 shooting.
He had previously told Pakistani state television she will return to the country after she recovers in Britain.
She was shot for her role in advocating education for girls and was airlifted to this country on October 15.
Her medical team at the hospital said today that she was still comfortable and continued to respond well to treatment.
She has received thousands of goodwill messages from around the world since she was attacked.
Malala was travelling home from school with two classmates in north-west Pakistan when she was shot, believed to be at point-blank range, and the bullet which hit her just above the back of her left eye came within inches of killing her.
It travelled down through the side of her jaw, damaging her skull and jaw joint on the left hand side, and went through her neck and lodged in the tissues above her shoulder blade.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the shooting as a "barbaric attack".
The Taliban have vowed to kill her, raising questions about whether it would be safe for her to return but her father promised Malala would return as soon as she has recovered.