Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai ties knot, ‘overwhelmed’ father Ziauddin Yousafzai reacts


Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday informed that she had tied the knot with her partner Asser Malik. The young girls’ education activist took to social media to share photos of herself with her husband and parents.

Malala wrote,  “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.”

A visibly overwhelmed father Ziauddin Yousafzai tweeted, “It is beyond words. Toor Pekai and I are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Alhamdulillah.”

For Nikah ceremony, Malala wore a pink outfit paired with simple jewellery. Her husband is Asser Malik, who is reported to the general manager of the PCB’s High Performance Centre.

Earlier this year, Malala had courted controversy by saying that she didn’t understand why ‘people have to get married.’ She had told the Vogue magazine, “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? My mum is like… ‘Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful.’”

Malala, the youngest-ever Nobel Laureate, is a graduate of Oxford University.