Imran's third marriage: PTI files complaint against media for spreading 'disinformation'

Published: July 13, 2016
A file photo of Imran Khan. PHOTO: PPI

A file photo of Imran Khan. PHOTO: PPI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against TV channels over airing news about party chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage.

“A delegation of PTI, headed by Iftikhar Durrani, met chairman Pemra Absar Alam at Pemra Headquarters, Islamabad and handed over a formal complaint,” a Pemra statement said on Wednesday.

“Unethical of media to spread false news of my marriage based upon absolute lies,” said the PTI chief.

Imran said channels showed pictures of women whom he had never known or met.

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Meanwhile, Pemra’s council of complaints will meet on July 5, 2016 to decide on the matter.

On Monday, the cricketer-turned politician had denied reports of his third marriage, saying he would celebrate in public after getting hitched.


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Reader Comments (8)

  • OSD
    Jul 13, 2016 - 9:10PM

    Wasn’t it unethical of Imran Khan when he mounted a vicious campaign against Najam Sethi and tormented him on every forum with claims of “35 punctures”? When he was finally confronted with it, he laughed it off as a political gimmick?! He has made a habit of making unfounded allegations against everyone who has opposed him on his quest for power, from politicians to civil servants, but now that he is on the receiving end, he files a complaint? That is quite an anti-climax if anything. Recommend

  • Aamna H. Fasihi
    Jul 13, 2016 - 11:48PM

    PTI should be hard on this propagandist media. So much lenience has only encouraged lifafa journalists to accept money and run smear campaigns against PTI, IK and even SKMH. Recommend

  • Khabar
    Jul 14, 2016 - 12:16AM

    So now you know IK how it feels when somebody say anything wrong about you. But you won’t learn any lesson because according to you ‘ I’m very stubborn.’Recommend

  • F Khan
    Jul 14, 2016 - 12:25AM

    Khan Sb is getting a taste of his own medicine.Pakistan politics was never clean but PTI took it to new heights.Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Jul 14, 2016 - 1:45AM

    So when it lies about other people it is considered alright. He is like a spoiled 16 year old girl in a body of a 63 year old man.Recommend

  • mastishhk
    Jul 14, 2016 - 2:05AM

    The actual dispute is….is it 3rd or 4th marriage ?Recommend

  • kathy
    Jul 14, 2016 - 4:33AM

    He is just an old fart, trying to seek attention, he started the marriage gossip himself and now blaming media for speculating on his potential wife.Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Jul 14, 2016 - 7:31AM

    What is your problem? You are already OSD.
    However I fail to understand Imran Khan’s interview with an enemy newspaper which backfired and I am happy it did. This man is blank at the top. While his party and opposition are sorting out Panamaleaks he leaks himself that is totally uncalled for and irrelevant.Recommend

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