Nobel Prize winner and ex-Oxford student Malala Yousafzai has announced her marriage on social media

The Pakistani activist announced her marriage to Asser Malik, a manager with Pakistan’s cricket governing body, on Twitter on Tuesday.

On Tuesday Mrs Yousafzai, 24, said the couple celebrated with a small ceremony in Birmingham with their families.

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She wrote: “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.”

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In 2012, Mrs was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman after her campaign for girls’ education angered them.

Mrs Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2014, winning the accolade for her work campaigning for girls to have a universal right to education.

She completed a philosophy, politics and economics degree at Oxford University last year.


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