Published on 30 Dec 2014 | over 2 years ago
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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has tied knot with a journalist who works for a British organisation, reports say.A few close friends of both personalities knows that they have tied knots with each other, reported a local newspaper.The official announcement of marriage is expected to be made in January, it said.
The nikkah, which was a low-key affair, was conducted by Mufi Saeed and was followed by a photo session of the newly-weds. During the ceremony, the Haq Mehr was set at Rs100,000.
"We are praying for Imran Khan's success," said Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, adding that the country was facing a very tense situation and therefore the happy news was welcomed.
Yousuf Khan, Reham Khan’s nephew, when speaking to the media said that the function was attended by his mother and two of the bride’s closest friends.
He said that most of Reham Khan’s family is in the United Kingdom and the United States, which was why they could not attend the event.
He also stated that Imran Khan’s closest friends attended the nikkah ceremony as well.
Such rumours regarding Imran Khan’s marriage have been made several times in the past.
It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan has announced several times that he will get married in ‘Naya Pakistan’ during his 126 days long sit-in in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s controversial actress Meera has expressed her desire to get married with PTI chairman.Dismissing reports that the wedding would be a fundraising event for Imran’s Shaukat Khanum Cancer Memorial Hospital, Shireen Mazari told Dawn: “As far as I know, it is an extremely private affair. There are no such ticketed cards and no grand function.”
“Imran is in no mood to celebrate after the Peshawar tragedy,” Mazari added. “This is not a time to celebrate.”
Mazari hinted that a nikah ceremony was likely to take place “today or this week” and that a purported marriage document doing the rounds on Twitter was “absolutely fake”.
She added that Imran has been cautious about the announcement as he wanted to inform his children first. “He was not going to do anything until he spoke to his sons first.”
Another Lahore-based senior party leader on condition of anonymity said he was not aware of any grand event for the wedding and has not been invited for a ceremony. "I am told there will be some distribution of food to the needy," the party member said.
Days after the British press broke the news of Imran's alleged marriage to broadcast journalist Reham Khan, the former cricketer on Tuesday hinted that an official announcement was in the offing.
"Marriage is not a crime,” Imran had said at a press conference in Islamabad after his return from London.
“When you have children from your first marriage, they are the first priority,” he had said, explaining that it was important for him to inform his sons first.