Imran Khan Divorced Reham Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and TV journalist Reham Khan have divorced with mutual consent after 10 months of marriage, PTI spokesperson Naeemul Haq said Friday.
In a series of tweets, Imran Khan wrote that the divorce is painful for him, Reham and their respective families and requested everyone to respect their privacy.
This is a painful time for me & Reham & our families. I would request everyone to respect our privacy.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2015
He said that he has uttered respect for Reham and her selflessness for the needy.
I have the greatest respect for Reham's moral character & her passion to work for & help the underprivileged.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2015
He categorically denied the rumours about any financial settlement between them adding that he has great respect for Reham's moral character and her passion to help and work for the underprivileged people of society.
Reports & speculation about financial settlements are absolutely false and shameful.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2015
Despite several attempts, Reham could not be reached for a comment, but posted an announcement of the divorce on Twitter:
We have decided to part ways and file for divorce.— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) October 30, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, following the news of divorce urged all Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders to refrain from commenting on Imran Khan’s personal affairs.
Meanwhile, commenting on the divorce, Nisar Khuhro said, “If I was PPP Punjab leader, I would have immediately invited Reham Khan to join our party.”
“Regardless of whether a woman is from the east or west, she can not survive with a person like Imran Khan,” he added.
Further, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah echoing Khuhro’s statement said, “No woman can stay with Imran Khan.”
Sources said Reham has left Pakistan for London and is expected to address a conference there.
In August this year the PTI chief had announced that Reham Khan, will not be playing an active role in party affairs, following "attacks" on his then wife in the aftermath of the party's defeat in the NA-19 (Haripur) by-polls.
PTI party members had earlier also expressed concern over Reham’s participation in party politics after which Imran announced she will neither contest elections on a party ticket nor will attend any party gatherings.
In a series of tweets, the PTI chairman had expressed ‘disgust’ over attacks on Reham after the party lost NA-19, Haripur elections to a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate. “She only went to campaign there on insistence of the candidate,” he defended.
The PTI chairman and television journalist Reham Khan had tied the knot in a simple nikkah ceremony which took place in January this year at Khan's Bani Gala residence.
The cricketer-turned-politician was previously married to English journalist and activist Jemima Goldsmith for nine years. The marriage ended amicably in 2004 with Goldsmith stating that she was unable to adapt to life in Pakistan.
Reham Khan was previously married to psychologist Ijaz Rehman, with whom she had three children.
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