Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai ties knot with Asser Malik

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, has found her partner and we couldn’t be more glad for her.

The 24-year-old activist got married on Tuesday in a small ceremony in Birmingham, England. She announced the news about her nikkah with Asser Malik on Twitter and also shared wedding photos.

“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” said Yousafzai.

“We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” she added.

Yousafzai’s husband Asser is the general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) High-Performance Center. The groom also shared the photos of his bid day on Instagram.

For the occasion, Yousafzai graces a tea-pink eastern dress while Asser donned a three-piece suit.

Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai also expressed his feeling in a love-filled tweet.

“It is beyond words. Toor Pekai and I are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Alhamdulillah,” he wrote.

Yousafzai’s friend also shared a photo of the marriage ceremony on Instagram.

Earlier in an interview with Vogue, Yousafzai had voiced her opinion about marriage and discussed her friends all finding partners but not being sure what she wanted herself.

“You know, on social media, everyone’s sharing their relationship stories, and you get worried…If you can trust someone or not, [and] how can you be sure.

“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” she had said.

When she was 15, Yousafzai was shot in the head by militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban, in her home town in the Swat valley while on a school bus in 2012. She recovered after months of treatment at home and abroad before co-writing a best-selling memoir titled “I am Malala.”

Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a 17-year-old in 2014, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist from India. She graduated last year from the University of Oxford with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics.

courtesy: bolnews.com

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