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By Samuel Burke, CNN
The Taliban attack on 14-year old Malala Yousafzai has galvanized outrage and support for Malala across Pakistan and around the world.
The teenage blogger is in critical condition after being shot on Tuesday.
The attack on Malala has raised questions about whether Pakistan’s government, its military and its intelligence services are in fact committed to the defeat of Taliban militancy.
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, said Pakistani authorities have already made approximately one-hundred arrests in sweeps related to the attack on Malala.
Khar said the “TTP,” (Tehrik-i-Taliban or Pakistani Taliban) has already taken responsibility for the shooting.
She said smaller groups comprise the Pakistani Taliban and previously, one of those groups had intended to attack Malala, but Pakistani authorities were able to detain them before it was carried out.
Khar says the Interior Ministry has informed her it is “very confident” that it will find the perpetrators.
Khar, who is the first woman to hold the post of Foreign Minister in Pakistan, says this is a “wakeup call.”
The Taliban was once ousted from Swat valley in Pakistan, according to Khar, but she says they’ve taken refuge in the Kunar and Nuristan provinces in Afghanistan for the last two years.
“Pakistan at the diplomatic, political and every level, has been asking, both of the government and the ISAF forces over there, to take this matter seriously, to not let them have a safe haven,” Khar told Amanpour.
Pakistan and Afghanistan blame each other for providing safe havens for militants.
Khar said that the Pakistani government had offered to protect Malala previously, but the Yousafzai family refused.
She said the bigger challenge is to change the mindset in Pakistan.
She said the most powerful signals to Pakistan is international policy toward the country.
She says Pakistanis want moral support from countries like the U.S., and don’t want to be blamed for the “woes in Afghanistan.”
She said there’s a “trust deficit” inside Pakistan, and she said the drone strikes that the U.S. conducts inside Pakistan are a factor in that equation.
She called the use of drones a “dividing line” within Pakistani society.
But Khar believes this could be a “turning point” for the country and how they deal with militant groups.
“In Pakistan today, Malala Yousafzai has probably done what many military operations could also not achieve: she has put it as a black-and-white question: either you're with the future that Malala represents or you are with the future that they are trying to impose.”
CNN’s Claire Calzonetti produced this piece for television.