Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and educator activist has declared her engagement.
This 24-year old Pakistani human rights activist, who was attacked by Taliban fighters for wanting an education, posted pictures on Twitter showing her celebrating Tuesday with Asser Maklik and her family.
“Today marks a precious day in my life,” Yousafzai wrote. “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. With our families, we had a small nikkah celebration at home in Birmingham. We ask for your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban for her relentless objections to the group’s regressive interpretation of Islam that limits girls’ access to education. She was shot while returning home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2012.
Her family joined her in Birmingham, England for her medical treatment. While she returned to school quickly, she continued to fight for education rights for all.
Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel laureate when she shared the 2014 Peace Prize with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi for their work on behalf of children and education rights.
She received her degree from Oxford University in 2020.
Malik, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s general manager of high-performance is responsible for all aspects.
Yousafzai’s Twitter feed was flooded with expressions of goodwill for their marriage.