Is Reham Khan the first lady of 'Naya Pakistan'?

Published: January 6, 2015
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Speculated to be PTI chief Imran Khan’s newlywed, Reham Khan, a former BBC journalist who is a current affairs anchor for Dawn News, has been under heavy media scrutiny for the past few weeks. We did a little digging of our own to find out more about the likely first lady of ‘Naya Pakistan’.

Here’s what we found:

Reham’s first husband was a psychologist known as Ejaj Rehman. They have three kids: Sahir, Ridha and Inaya, according to India Today.

Reham was born in Libya in 1973 and did her Bachelors in education and postgraduate in Sociology.

While doing her postgraduate in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay College, Rahem was offered a job at LegalTV in May 2006.

In 2008, the 41-year-old took up the position of broadcast journalist on BBC South. She went on to spend four-and-a-half years at the BBC and was one of the few presenters who not only retained her position but was also promoted to a senior broadcast journalist role despite the cutbacks BBC underwent with its Delivering Quality First campaign.

Despite that, Reham resigned to move to Pakistan to cover the May 2013 general elections.

Starting her career in media in the country with NewsOne in January 2013, she moved to AAJ TV. She also briefly took up a position with PTV but has now moved to Dawn News.

It’s tough to speculate where and how the two met but PTI chief Imran Khan confirmed last night he would soon be giving good news to the nation about his marriage so we will just have till then for the niceties.

“Marriage is not a crime. I will share good news with the nation next week,” Imran said, while addressing the media at his residence in Bani Gala.

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  • That guy
    Jan 6, 2015 - 7:14PM

    In a country where going school to get education has become a security risk, one would think who marries whom would not be the news for weeks. Priorities priorities..Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2015 - 7:36PM

    Marriage is a matter of Imran’s private and personal life. No comments other than best wishes and prayers.

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  • sara
    Jan 6, 2015 - 7:36PM

    Congratulations to both! you guys make a great pair…

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  • Ali Jan
    Jan 6, 2015 - 7:55PM

    She will make a great First Lady!
    Congratulations and all good wishes

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  • raider
    Jan 6, 2015 - 8:24PM

    @sara:
    @M Tariq Qureshi:
    you people have real heart dear, thank you for optimism and not making a satire

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 6, 2015 - 9:22PM

    If the news is confirmed, wish them all happiness. Everyone deserves to be happy.

    This is a private matter and they should be left to build their lives together.Recommend

  • MA
    Jan 6, 2015 - 9:35PM

    IK could not take his family on board for his marriage, how could he take nation on board? With passing time, his chances of becoming PM are getting bleak. I hope his marriage works out this time, however he did not make a good start!

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  • Paki Expat
    Jan 6, 2015 - 10:27PM

    Seems like the readerships of Tribune constitutes only of Gentlemen! Good to know you comments Gents!Recommend

  • cera
    Jan 6, 2015 - 11:41PM

    Good luck to both of them. This is how real humans behave . Bless you both for your future.

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  • Armughan
    Jan 6, 2015 - 11:43PM

    He just said that I will give a good news then how can anyone assume that it is about his marriage when he did not even mention it.

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  • Usman abid shah
    Jan 7, 2015 - 1:11AM

    Its. Awsome.

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  • Zan
    Jan 7, 2015 - 2:30AM

    He is not Muhammad Ali Jinnah .the great leader

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  • Jan 7, 2015 - 6:25AM

    Readers/ Bloggers,

    A quick reality check.

    It is definitely a private/ personal matter.

    Not sure about the perfect match and ‘a great first lady’ stuff. YouTube is full of controversial videos about Ms. Khan.

    This move could prove costly to Imran’s political career. Let’s see?

    However wish them well as a human being. May Allah guide them and bring happiness in their lives this time.

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  • amber
    Jan 7, 2015 - 6:40AM

    She’s beautiful and driven. In fact Imran’s choice of a spouse who is educated and divorced is perhaps the only thing I like about him.

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  • Disappointed IK supporter
    Jan 7, 2015 - 10:13AM

    God forbid he ever becomes PM and she first lady….clearly IK’s priorities at 62 and at the most critical juncture of this nation is pursuing his romance when the entire nation was out there making sacrifices….we want a true leader which clearly he is not….

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  • Jan 7, 2015 - 12:50PM

    @Disappointed IK supporter:
    Please get a life.

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  • muhammad sohail
    Jan 7, 2015 - 1:00PM

    congratulation to both

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  • Sarah
    Jan 7, 2015 - 10:04PM

    Shame on you imran khan. You exposed so many innocent lives to danger in your so called dharnas. So many of your supporters lost their lives since they were following you blindly and you and your family were enjoying all the luxuries. You had/have government in khyber pk, so far what have you achieved.
    You had enough time for romance while wasting other peoples time for niya pakistan. If this is new pakistan then we dont want it and if this is your choice of the first lady, i hope that we could stay with purana pakistan. Nothing remains personal when you aspire to rule a country. You become answerable to 18 crore people. Only a strong charactered ruler can change fate of a country not the speeches. I regret why did i support you for so many years and wasted hours in you election campaign. I hope you never win elections.

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  • fariha
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:35AM

    it is extremely sad to c how IK too broke the nations trust.naya pak was all nonsense.he cudnt select a decent lady for himself what will he do for his nation.mr khan great leaders hav priorty of Nation first.shame on u

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  • Ghazanfar shah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 12:31PM

    He is no more a private person….rather a public figure….answerable to all his deeds , specially answerable to Pashtuns of KPK.

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  • Ghazanfar shah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 12:35PM

    A 62 year young man …separated… could only find a divorcee.what else one can expect???? a fresh 18 years girl ??

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  • Jan 8, 2015 - 3:32PM

    Good news ! Imran Khan marriage is his personal matter and the nation is nothing to do with it

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  • Raghu
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:14PM

    @Ghazanfar shah:
    Should he call and ask you before speaking to his wife as it is a public matte and not personal. Talk logical and see a doctor asap.

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  • Shahbaz Shah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:08PM

    Of course she will be first lady of Naya Pakistan…[email protected] He is not Muhammad Ali Jinnah but the true leader we need. @sara Yes great pair. Congratulations and all good wishes.

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  • ETB
    Jan 8, 2015 - 10:03PM

    It’s interesting to watch the masses apply
    the “It’s his life” ideology where it’s convenient.
    Would you have done the same if he had, for instance, changed his religion?

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  • patriot
    Jan 8, 2015 - 10:54PM

    @ETB because we are dumb hero worshippers and cricket is our second following. As simple as that

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  • patriot
    Jan 8, 2015 - 11:24PM

    Before we talk about the first lady let us first see whether the aspirant will ever see the light of the chandeliers in the PM house. What wishful thinking. Is really comic.

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  • Uzma
    Jan 10, 2015 - 3:16AM

    Brilliant news. They will be great leaders and hopefully their actions will help to remove this taboo that divorced women cannot be considered beautiful and deserving of a remarriage. This couple is a great example and the simplicity of their own marriage ceremony further emphasises their commitment to spend more on charitable causes.

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  • Sadia tarar
    Jan 10, 2015 - 5:04AM

    Congratulations, both of you are looking very good together. May ALLAH make your couple also very good for Pakistan. AameenRecommend

  • Aroosa
    Jan 12, 2015 - 1:05PM

    congratulations, both of you are so nice to you, may Allah make your life so happy for ever

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