'Reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated!': PTI chief

Published: December 31, 2014
PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: ONLINE

PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Hours after British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail reported that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairperson has gotten married, Imran Khan has neither confirmed nor denied the report, opting instead to simply say via Twitter that the report was “greatly exaggerated”.

The report, published last night, alleged that Imran had secretly married Reham Khan, a journalist who formerly presented the weather on the BBC, on December 27, against the wishes of his party and family.

Anchor Shahid Masood, known to be close to Imran, was also ambiguous about the development. Instead, he urged Imran on television to come clean.

While Imran has at least addressed the allegation, Reham’s Twitter account has been silent.

Many on Twitter have already taken Imran to task on his statement, asking how exactly a report of someone being married can be ‘exaggerated’.

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Reader Comments (48)

  • A-No.1
    Dec 31, 2014 - 7:07PM

    So what if he got hitched again.


  • Khurram Khalid
    Dec 31, 2014 - 8:45PM

    Imran Khan has taken this from Mark Twain who once wrote, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” which actually means that these reports are not true.


    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:18PM

    Why do we have to discuss personal matters.Would this reporter discuss his sisters affairs in the media?Stop this nonsense.


  • MAK
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:22PM

    Mark Twain would have loved this play on his misquotation :)
    True or exaggerated, they will make for an interesting couple. Might not wise decision on his part, politically speaking, since most PK people might not be able to handle her liberal lifestyle, miniskirts and all.


  • aftab
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:27PM

    IK+RK = Perfrect combination


  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:27PM

    Sincere felicitation to the trolls and Naunehal-e-Inquilab. 2015 would now be declared the year of celebrations.


  • ammar ahmad
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:45PM

    please read carefully

    this term ‘greatly exaggerated’ was used by Mark Twain after the text of cable sent by Mark Twain from London to the press in the United States after his obituary has been MISTAKENLY published

    People, he is not married to Reham Khan! get it.


  • doom
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:56PM

    I believe his twitter handler was making a joke, borrowing Mark Twain’s famous quote “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. So people saying marriage cannot be exaggerated – yes, it can’t – that’s the joke.

    For once Imran Khan said something clever, and no one got it. Sad.


  • AB
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:57PM

    What if he is married to Reham Khan, what is wrong with that? I don’t get it.


  • Aamna H. Fasihi
    Dec 31, 2014 - 10:13PM

    @Khurram Khalid:
    Thanks for the enlightenment. But, I guess the ones “exaggerating” this news wouldn’t even know who was Mark Twain in the first place. Lol.


  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Dec 31, 2014 - 10:37PM


    Why does IK use Shaukat Khanum Hospital as a bedrock of his political ambitions? After all, SKMH was also a private matter. A politician is a public property and all the actions of a politician are open to public discourse and scrutiny. You ought to take a chill pill and quit being so senti.


  • Dec 31, 2014 - 11:02PM

    we should not relate someone’s personal life with politics…why should his”marriage” affect his political stance!!


  • pity
    Dec 31, 2014 - 11:40PM

    I wonder why people have so much issues about IK getting married. Marriage is based on one’s personal choice and whether or not IK has married RK , it is his personal life.


  • F Khan
    Jan 1, 2015 - 12:30AM

    ET should not put these person news.This is Khan Sb’s personal issue and should be off limits for comments. He deserves that privacy.


  • NoExgr!
    Jan 1, 2015 - 12:30AM

    Oh ya! Too much exaggeration: They called a n”atural nuptial” between two agreeing adults, a “Wedding”! Lol!


  • Jan 1, 2015 - 12:57AM

    Imran himself raised the issue of his marriage in one of his dharma speeches. Now he’s being clever in his denials.

    It’s not April Fools day Mr Khan. Since many don’t follow the tongue in cheek responses, you owe it to the people to deny it in no uncertain terms.


  • Adil
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:20AM

    All I know is, if they are married, and if IK does win elections one day, these two wld make a very good looking and presentable PM and First Lady.


  • Imran Bhatt
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:21AM

    What part of it is exaggerated? Is it him getting married to a woman or A mere notion of him getting married?


  • baryar
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:54AM

    @Khurram Khalid… Twain did not write that

    Just to correct people who are attributing it to Mark Twain…. He actually said, ‘The report of my death was an exaggeration’…. the expression used by IK is a popular one though it is derived from Twain’s words…


  • lmao
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:30AM

    Can’t teach a old pony new tricks.


  • goggi (Lahore)
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:58AM

    Without exaggeration my ex-wife use to be my right hand

    Without exaggeration my right hand is now my wife !!!


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 1, 2015 - 3:10AM

    She is beautiful, mature and experienced. Congratulations to Imran Khan and best of luck to both.


  • Mashood Q
    Jan 1, 2015 - 3:47AM

    Imran khan stated well about exaggerated marriage myth and is very well versed
    Analogy was based on the the matter of access.
    Simple marriage means a disclosure between 2 people with a mutual consent. Exaggerated means, an unnecessary involvement of commoners, Qazi etc between two consented matured people.

    Original version:
    The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

    Mark Twain


  • shahmeer yousufzai
    Jan 1, 2015 - 4:29AM

    Imran khan is getting married but not with reham khan. He will marry someone from sindhi political family.His bride to b belongs to lower Sind district.


  • ivehadit
    Jan 1, 2015 - 4:43AM

    Clearly Imrans tabloid press days are not over.


  • Muhammad
    Jan 1, 2015 - 5:33AM

    Yes he should come clean, he is a public property!


  • Ranjha
    Jan 1, 2015 - 6:35AM

    Congratulations Mian Sahib. Tahira will make a much slimmer wife for you!


  • Dr Ghulam Ali
    Jan 1, 2015 - 8:59AM

    Cheap journalism
    Secondly, if me marries it is his personal life, should not bring into to politics or get cheapt rating.


  • Jan 1, 2015 - 9:00AM

    to me and according to my sources ; the news is confirmed and secure ;Ik and reham are now couple … she opted for his house;the very first time, on the day th sits-in was winded up… God knows why imran is up to negating the occasion


  • RightWrong!
    Jan 1, 2015 - 9:30AM

    @shahmeer yousufzai: I feel your pain, bro! Lol! But thousand other girls are jealous too, you know!
    @Dr Ghulam Ali: No Sir! An athlete plus a politician life is public property. That’s how s/he get to fame or the opposite.
    @goggi (Lahore): I like that! How many kids did it give you? Lol!
    @Ranjha: Now that’s not right? You just came out a made a proposal for Mian Sahab? I Can’t believe it!
    @Ch. Allah Daad: Finally! You now have a comment of hope, Sir!


  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jan 1, 2015 - 9:56AM

    Chalo at least IK would finally get to wear that Yves Saint Laurent Sherwani that he had specially stitched for his PM oath taking ceremony in May 2013.


  • Anony
    Jan 1, 2015 - 10:04AM

    @goggi (Lahore): thank God you alluded to your wife being the right hand and not the left had with which …..


  • Jan 1, 2015 - 10:50AM

    CONGRATS! CONGRATS! AND MORE CONGRATULATIONS! Great going IK. Getting married to the lady you love is just the natural order of life. So, happy days and ‘koochie koochie koo.’ Salams


  • Proud Pakistani
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:03AM

    you are trying to be… anyhow, jack of all master of none


  • Muhammad Owais
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:44AM

    This is the height of stupidity on imran khan front .. Mark was negating the death so the impact exaggerated was canceled…

    But when this pathan tried to use it… It adds to rumors… Marriage cannot be explained by the word exaggerated but death can…

    He breaks my expectations on his stupidity again :)


  • Maria Khan
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:23PM

    politician is not a public property, other celebrities like film stars or actors might be. this is his personal matter.


  • Nomee
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:37PM

    Of-course IK is not a public property but he was a cricketer and now a politician. I am not saying that he did anything wrong but being a leader of PTI(teesri bari jamat quoted by their followers) he should come forward and clear this issue before it make any scandal.


  • Kamran
    Jan 2, 2015 - 12:12AM

    When people in Islamabad were sitting in Dharna by Imran Khans his family was looking for him a new wife, guy is 62 and his family is saying we want him to get married and settle down in life, at this age people help and arrange youngsters to settle down .PTI and its think tank need to wake up and stop copying stories of and careers of famous people, its a weak try again by PTI to create a saga .One questions how for long Pakistani people will be punished for Imran Khans personal desires.We havent wiped tears of Peshawar carnage and Imran Khan is looking for a happily after marraige after previous failed one.


  • Jan 2, 2015 - 9:39AM

    good job well done imran khan we pakistanies need such a first lady like Reham khan.


  • Jan 2, 2015 - 9:41AM

    good job Imran khan we need a first lady like Reham khan keep it up.


  • Kamran
    Jan 2, 2015 - 10:39AM

    @Irum , Wake up Pakistan is at its worst terror and economic turmoil, stop picking up beautiful faces for a first lady, pray we get a leader who can fight this tough times no need for pretty first lady.


  • Irum
    Jan 2, 2015 - 10:50AM

    First wife was 21 year old jewish girl, when he was 40 years old.
    Second wife a 43 year old british weather girl, and a professional tango dancer, when he is 62. what an achievement. keep the good work Imran khan we will all learn tango.


  • kksr
    Jan 2, 2015 - 11:10AM

    No more dharnas !!!. Nawaz Sherif must be a relieved man. Also, I don’t think IK will live a life in container in the near future.


  • Daniel
    Jan 2, 2015 - 11:14AM

    Very disappointing….for those who equate him with Quaid think again…the Quaid didn’t have any time for even considering a second marriage leave alone getting into one…it seems our IK (who I adored dearly given his vision and love for this nation until now) had plenty of time to pursue a relationship and even enter one at a time when the country is going through crisis and he supposedly had only the country on his mind…feel very very sorry for Jemima who faced alot of brunt at a time when he was a nobody in politics….thought like Quaid IK was only fond of her and according to him at 60 plus its foolish to get married…and plz don’t want IK to say God has other plans….this has nothing to do with your destiny this was his decision and m very surprised he had time for this….thought he was just devoted to various causes at 60 plus but seems Mr. Khan still wanted marriage….and Ms.Pretty Madame well she enjoys all the glory…Jemima was in for us and it should have stayed that way….today I lost respect for IK big time….


  • AAmir
    Jan 2, 2015 - 12:05PM

    This marriage took place after the 16th December tragedy in Peshawer.


  • Waqar Hanif Butt
    Jan 2, 2015 - 4:00PM

    Thats a great news that Imran Khan got married.


  • Razi Ahmed Abbasi
    Jan 3, 2015 - 1:29AM

    In fact,what Imran means is “Not yet”.


  • THE
    Jan 7, 2015 - 6:32AM

    Oh well, we know he will become a good tango dancer.


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