Malala Yousafzai is married!
The Nobel Peace Prize winner announced on social media that she got married on Tuesday in Birmingham, England.
“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” she wrote with pictures from the occasion.
“We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers,” she continued in the caption. “We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
The announcement of the wedding has brought several curious people to the identity of Malala’s husband. So, who is Asser Malik?
Who is Asser Malik?
Asser Malik is an entrepreneur and currently the General Manager High Performance for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), according to his LinkedIn bio. He has been involved with the Pakistan Cricket Board since May 2020.
“A entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Sports Management and developing unique concepts and ideas. Brought the world’s largest amateur cricket league (LMS) in Pakistan. Designed player development program for Multan Sultans.” - Asser Malik’s LinkedIn Bio
Haider Azhar, chief operating officer at Multan Sultans talked to The Indian Express about Asser’s career, “Apart from amateur cricket, Asser has been involved with grassroots cricket in Pakistan for quite some time."
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Haider continued, "He started grassroots cricket, developmental work in low-income areas in southern Punjab. When Multan Sultans were resold, at that time he became associated with the franchise before moving to the PCB.”
Apparently, even Haider Azhar was in the shadows about the relationship of Malala and Asser. But he only had good things to say about his friend, “A thorough gentleman with an excellent educational background.”
Asser went to Aitchison College from 1998 to 2008. After that, he attended Lahore University of Management Sciences and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science.
Asser Malik and Malala’s Wedding
According to Brides, the nikkah is a Muslim marriage ceremony that often takes place in a mosque or at the bride’s home.
Malala’s parents, Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai were present at the wedding. Her father also expressed his happiness on social media.
“It is beyond words. Toor Pekai and I are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude,” Ziauddin Yousafzai wrote on Twitter.
Asser then went to social media to thank all the well-wishers. He posted a picture of him and Malala cutting a cake as he wrote, “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.”
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