The campaigner for girls' education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has tied knot. She and her husband celebrated the wedding ceremony at her home with their families in Birmingham city of Britain.
The 24-year-old, who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012,posted the pictures of her ‘nikah’ ceremony on her Twitter handle on Tuesday. The wedding ceremony was held in Birmingham and Malala and her husband celebrated the occasion at her home with their families. Picture source: Malala Yousafzai's Twitter handle
“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,” Malala tweeted. Picture source: Malala Yousafzai's Twitter handle
Malala gave no other information about her husband apart from his first name, but internet users identified him as Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board's High Performance Centre. Picture source: Malala Yousafzai's Twitter handle
Malala won peace Nobel Prize for her courage and eloquence in advocating for the rights of girls and women. Though she is widely revered in the Western world for her courage, her activism has divided public opinion in her country of birth, Pakistan.
The campaigner for girls' education and the rights of girls and women, she stood against the Taliban, who were opposed to girls attending schools.Malala survived a gunshot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for campaigning against its attempts to deny women education. Picture source: Reuters
She received Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17, youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The activist graduated from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and she also launched a digital publication for girls and young women.