After the news of Malala Yousafzai tying knots broke, netizens are keen to know just who is Asser Malik the newly wedded husband of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. The Nobel Peace Prize winner tied the knot with Asser Malik in Birmingham, a place that she has called her home after she took the refuge there.

The couple tied the knots in the Islamic marriage ceremony nikah. Taking to Twitter, Malala claimed that it was a “precious” day in her life and that she and her husband,” are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”

For those who may not know, Malala Yousafzai is a woman’s education and women’s rights activist. She made it to the grand stage of the world after campaigning for girl’s education despite being attacked by Taliban in 2012 when she was just 15. For her unwavering dedication towards championing women’s rights, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when she was just 17 years old.

Background

24-year-old Malala Yousafzai is an anomaly. She’s a women’s rights champion, a global leader in activism related to women’s education, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is also an assassination survivor where she was shot in the head by Taliban militant.

The journey of her recovery – from the survey to her settling in the UK to her campaigning – has been actively tracked and used as a source of inspiration.

And now, the Nobel Laureate has moved into a new phase of her life – marriage.


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The Facts of the Matter

In her recent interview with Vogue, Malala Yousafzai casually mentioned that she may never get married, “I still don’t understand why people have to get married. 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?”, she was quoted in the Vogue’s June issue.

However, little did many know that a few months after her dismissive statements about marriage, would come an announcement of her own marriage. On November 9, Malala took to Twitter and gave the shocking news of tying the knots in Birmingham.

“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikah 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.


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Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Greta Thunberg Congratulate Malala

Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Great Thunberg and a slew of global celebrities and icons also took to the comments section of Malala’s wedding announcement. These celebrities dropped heart emojis and congratulated the world’s youngest Nobel Laureate.

While Katrina Kaif commented, “Congratulations”, Greata Thunberg dropped heart emojis and congratulated Malala. Hollywood actress and activist Reese Witherspoon commented, “Congratulations on this wonderful moment!”, while Priyanka Chopra commented, “Congratulations”, along with two heart emojis.

What Do We Know About Asser Malik?

Although Malala and Asser both are private people and have kept their relationship private, Malala appeared in some pictures that Asser shared on Instagram.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Asser works in the Pakistan Cricket Board as a ‘General Manager High Performance’.


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Asser Worked at Coca Cola, Owned Cricket Franchise

An economics and political science graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Malik has also worked for international brands such as Coca Cola and Friesland Campina.

Before his stint with the PCB, Asser also owned a franchise owner in a cricket league. As per his LinkedIn, he worked as the Managing Director and franchise owner in a cricketing league called the Last Man Stand.

Since How Long Have Asser and Malala Known Each Other

As both Malala and Asser are private individuals, not much is known about their relationships. However, on Instagram, Asser regularly posts about his days on the cricket field. In some of these pictures, we can see Malala, which means that Malala and Asser have been acquaintances since June 2019.

 

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