Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, confirmed on Tuesday that she is now married.
“Today is a special day in my life. Asser and I exchanged vows to be life mates. We had a tiny nikkah ceremony with our families at home in Birmingham. Please offer us your good wishes. “We are delighted to walk together for the path ahead (sic),” Malala Yousafzai tweeted, along with images from the ceremony.
Asser Malik, the general manager of the PCB’s High-Performance Centre, is her husband. The 24-year-old sported a tea pink ensemble with modest jewellery. He wore a plain suit with a tie that complemented her outfit.
Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, also tweeted about the news.
About Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai, 24, is a Pakistani education campaigner and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient in history. She earned international attention in 2012 after being shot in the head by the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan for pushing for the fundamental right of girls to an education. She was 16 years old when she delivered a speech on the importance of gender equality in education at the United Nations (UN) headquarters.
The assassination of Malala prompted Pakistan to pass its first Right to Education Bill. She has also written a book, ‘I Am Malala,’ about her attack and its aftermath.
In a June interview with Vogue, Malala discussed the importance of companionship over marriage. She talked about how her friends were all finding relationships, but she wasn’t sure what she wanted. “You know, everyone on social media is posting their love stories, and you start to worry… If you can trust someone or not, [and] how do you know?
“I’m still baffled as to why individuals have to marry. Why do you have to sign marriage papers if you want someone in your life? Why can’t it just be a partnership?” She’d stated. Well, it appears that Malala has found her partner, and we couldn’t be happier for her.