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Nobel Prize winner, Malala, announces marriage after quiet ceremony in UK

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Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has announced her marriage to her partner, Asser Malik, in an Islamic ceremony in Britain.

Malala became famous for her vigorous campaign for girl-child education which led to an assassination attempt on her life by the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2012. She was 15, at the time.

“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, November 9.

“We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham (England) with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” Yousafzai added.

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Malik is a business manager currently working at the Pakistan Cricket Board, according to his Twitter profile. He posted a photo of himself and Yousafzai on July 12 calling her “the most amazing Malala” and wishing her a happy 24th birthday.

After the attempt on her life, she recovered after months of treatment at home and abroad, including in Birmingham, and co-wrote a best-selling memoir titled I Am Malala.

Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist from India.

She graduated last year from the University of Oxford in England with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics and continues advocating for girls’ education, and runs a nonprofit called Malala Fund, which has invested $1.9 million in Afghanistan since 2017, according to the fund’s website.

She has also signed a deal with Apple TV+ that will see her produce dramas and documentaries that focus on women and children.

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