Simon Davis

Malala announces her marriage

November 15, 2021

Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, became married in England on Tuesday, more than 9 years after she was shot in the head by Taliban as a teenager.

Ms. Yousafzai, 24, wedded Asser Malik, a director for the Pakistan Cricket Board, at a small Islamic ceremony referred to as a nikkah.

“Moment marks a precious day in my life,” she wrote. “Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”

Ms. Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ schooling, kept the info of her wedding day private. But she participated in pictures, such as her husband signing a marriage contract.

Mr. Malik is a director for Pakistan’s governing body for justice, in keeping with his LinkedIn. He graduated in 2012 from Pakistan’s Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Congratulatory dispatches on social media poured in from across the world. On Instagram, Greta Thunberg and Priyanka Chopra have been a few of the well- provision. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada stated on Twitter that he was hoping the couple loved their “special day” “We’re wishing you a lifetime of happiness together,” he wrote.

Tuesday’s marriage got here more than 9 years after Yousafzai survived an assassination try through the Taliban for criticizing the group’s tries to keep Pakistani girls from going to school.

Injured in the attack Yousafzai transferred to Britain for treatment. She settled with family in Birmingham, England, in 2013. She persevered her schooling and became an activist for girls’ schooling.

Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University, where she finished Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree, one of the university’s most prestigious.

In an August essay for The New York Times, she wrote about her worry for Afghan girls attending school under Taliban’s new rule.

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