Pakistani education activist Malala gets married in England


The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistan’s women education advocate Malala Yousafzai has gotten married in an intimate nikkah ceremony in Birmingham.

Malala posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday. It said, “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”

“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.”

Thousands responded with good wishes and congratulations, with the tweet by Malala attracting more than 315,000 ‘likes’.

Yousafzai gave no other information about her husband. Social media users identified him as Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre.

As recently as July this year, the activist told British Vogue magazine that she was not sure if she would ever marry which also attracted some controversy.

“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 was quoted as saying in a lengthy profile.

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