Nobel Prize Winner and human rights activist, Malala ties the knot

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has “tied the knot” with her partner during an Islamic ceremony in Birmingham, BBC reports.

Malala and Asser Malik took part in a nikkah ceremony, where bride and groom consent to be married.

The 24-year-old activist said it was “a precious day” in her life.

The Pakistani women’s rights activist found refuge in the West Midlands after being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012.

“Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” she tweeted on Tuesday, sharing how they had taken part in a “small nikkah ceremony with family”.

“We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” she added.

On Wednesday afternoon, her new husband tweeted a picture of the couple and said in Malala he had found a “beautiful and kind partner” and he was “so excited to spend the rest of our life together”.

Asser Malik is closely associated with cricket and is the High Performance General Manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

A graduate of Lahore’s renowned Aitchison College and then Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), he was also associated with the Pakistan Super League franchise Multan Sultans before joining the PCB, for which he prepared the player development program.

On its own, a nikkah is not legally recognised under English law and it is unclear whether the couple had a separate civil ceremony.

Image source: Khaleej Times

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