This comes only a few months after Malala Yusufzai was asked about her opinion on marriage by the British Vogue magazine to which she replied “I don’t understand why do people get married. If someone wants to be with a person, why do you want to sign legal papers and why can’t you just stay together as partners?”
Yesterday, November 9, 2021, marked a very “precious” day for Malala as she tied the knot with her long-time partner Asser Malik in a hush-hush ceremony at her house in Birmingham with her family in presence. The Nobel Prize winner was elated to share the news on her Instagram and other social media handles, and shared a glimpse of the nikkah ceremony!
Soon after Malala’s declaration, the internet went frenzy over who actually is Asser Malik and so we are here to clear all your doubts about him and brief you a little about the man of Malala’s life!
Malala is receiving love and congratulation messages from all over the world for the new journey starts at 24:
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.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Who is Asser Malik?
Asser Malik is a Pakistani who collaborates with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He joined the organization in 2020 and is the general manager of high performance there.
Talking about his previous experiences, he has also worked with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Multan Sultans, holding the position of Operations Manager. About his academic background, he holds a degree in economics and political science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) from the batch of 2012.
Asser is also said to be the managing director of a sports management agency and franchise owner in the amateur league Last Man Stand and has worked with theatre productions.
Latest post from Asser Malik’s Twitter handle:
In Malala, I found the most supportive friend, a beautiful and kind partner — I'm so excited to spend the rest of our life together.
Thank you all for the wishes on our Nikkah. In following our cricket team's tradition, we had to do a victory cake cutting. pic.twitter.com/KSGQOHsY64
— Asser Malik (@MalikAsser) November 10, 2021
Who is Malala Yosufzai?
For the unversed, Malala Yosufzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating education in the year 2014 at the age of just 17! In December 2012, Malala was shot in her head by the Taliban gunman when she was leading a girl education campaign in the Swat Valley in Pakistan.
She was very severely wounded and was immediately airlifted to every military hospital in Pakistan, and later to Great Britain for treatment. After the attack, the Taliban even released a statement saying that he would attack Malala again if she survives!
Malala began her first campaign when she was just 11. In the year 2009, she wrote a blog for the BBC’s Urdu section about life under the Taliban in Swat, where girl education was not encouraged!
Malala wasn’t able to return to Pakistan after her recovery and so she got settled in Britain where she set her own Fund by the name Malala Fund and continued to support education campaigns highlighting Pakistan, Syria, Kenya, Jordan, and Nigeria.
Currently, Malala is pursuing her studies at Oxford University.