ISLAMABAD: 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is believed to have got married for 3rd time in a secret ceremony on New Year’s Day in Lahore.
According to The News’ report, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief has tied the knot with spiritual guide Bushra Bibi, he came in touch with for spiritual guidance a couple of years ago.
The daily claimed that the ‘nikah’ was performed by Mufti Saeed, a member of the party’s core committee, who was also the ‘nikah khawan’ when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015.
When Mufti was asked about Imran Khan’s new marriage, he didn’t give a clear answer.
The report said the wedding ceremony took place in Lahore at the residence of a close confidante of the bride who also happens to be a friend of the leader.
The leaders of his party have, however, rejected the report.
Imran Khan’s political secretary Awn Chaudry and PTI spokesman Naeem Ul Haq, who reportedly attended the wedding, categorically denied the reports.
“This is irresponsible yellow journalism. I had categorically denied the veracity of this planted gossip to Cheema. Totally concocted story”, he tweeted.
“Considering my 35-year-long association and keeping in view the fact that I have been privy to his personal life, he noted, I can say with absolute confidence that nothing like this occurred. Even if he marries, he will do after the general elections of 2018”, Naeem said.
PTI chief whip Shireen Mazari said in a tweet, “For the record, it is Chairman PTI Imran Khan’s personal business and no one else’s, when, with whom and where he decides to marry.”
For the record, it is Chairman PTI Imran Khan's personal business and no one else’s, when, with whom and where he decides to marry.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) January 6, 2018
The report further said that the wedding ceremony took place at the residence of a close confidante of the bride who also happens to be a friend of a PTI leader.
This is third marriage of Khan. He had first tied the knot with Jemima Goldsmith, a British journalist who converted to Islam on May 16, 1995 that ended in divorce after nine years on June 22, 2004. The couple had two sons from the marriage.
His second marriage was with Reham Khan, then a TV anchor was publicly announced on January 8, 2015 continued barely 10 months.