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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai announces marriage on Twitter

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Birmingham: Malala Yousafzai, who became the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner at the age of 17, announced her marriage on Twitter on Tuesday. The wedding took place in Birmingham and was celebrated by the families at home.

Malala posted photographs of the occasion, introducing her husband as Asser. She gave no other details. However, there are reports that he is Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre.

“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,” she wrote in her post.

Malala, now 24, gained attention after she was shot in the head at her hometown in Pakistan by a Taliban extremist at the age of 15 in 2012.

She was shifted to the UK for prolonged treatment. The family later settled in Birmingham in 2013.

She became an advocate of girls’ education and also founded an organization called Malala Fund.

She graduated with Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University last year.

 

 

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