Imran Khan's aides deny reports of cricketer-turned-politician secretly marrying his 'spiritual guide'

Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader and cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan is believed to have tied the knot for the third time with a woman he used to visit for spiritual guidance, a Pakistani daily claimed on Saturday. The leaders of his party have, however, rejected the report.

The News reported that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman tied the knot on the night of 1 January in Lahore and next day went straight from there to appear before the anti-terrorism court in Islamabad that granted him bail.

The daily claimed that the 'nikah' was performed by Mufti Saeed, a member of the party's core committee. The report said the wedding ceremony took place in Lahore at the residence of a close confidante of the bride who als happens to be a friend of the leader.

File image of PTI chairman Imran Khan. Reuters

File image of PTI chairman Imran Khan. Reuters

The daily claimed that the bride filed for the dissolution of her marriage with a government servant some months back.

It said that Khan came in touch with the woman for spiritual guidance a couple of years ago.

Khan's political secretary Awn Chaudry and his party's spokesman Naeem Ul Haq categorically denied the reports.

Khan's party leader Shireen Mazari tweeted:

This is third marriage of Khan. He had first tied the knot with Jemima Goldsmith on May 16, 1995 that ended in divorce after nine years on 22 June, 2004. His second marriage was with Reham Khan, then a TV anchor, which continued barely 10 months.

Updated Date: Jan 07, 2018 10:50 AM

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