Imran and Reham Khan tie the knot in Bani Gala

Published: January 8, 2015
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PESHAWAR: The most talked about wedding of the season took place today with Mufti Syed having conducted the nikkah between Imran Khan and Reham Khan at Imran’s Bani Gala residence, Express News reported. 

Speaking to the media after conducting the Nikkah, Mufti Syed said, “Imran Khan sb asked me to speak on his behalf to the media, his Nikkah just happened and the witnesses included Aun Chaudhary, Zakir Khan, Reham’s friend Aziz and others.”

Further, Mufti Syed refused to comment on whether a Nikkah between the two had been conducted earlier.

He added, the Haq Mehr was set at Rs100,000.

Imran wore a cream-coloured Sherwani, while Reham wore an off-white peshwas dress with red brocade border.

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Earlier, Syed said while speaking to reporters, “The good news you have been waiting for, I have come here for that.”

PTI leader Imran Ismail confirmed Mufti Syed conducted the PTI chief’s Nikkah.

“The event was a low key affair because we did not want to celebrate due to the Peshawar school massacre,” Ismail said while speaking to the Express News.

Further, he said close friends and family attended the ceremony.

Earlier, there were reports that Imran’s wedding may also be a fundraiser for the PTI chief’s Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, which is currently under construction in Peshawar.

However, the reports were rubbished by PTI leaders. Talking to The Express Tribune, PTI’s Arif Alvi said it was the first he had heard such reports and he was completely in the dark when it came to Imran’s wedding plans.

PTI’s central information secretary Shireen Mazari also took to Twitter to rubbish the reports.

“There are no wedding or Valima receptions. Tomorrow food will be distributed amongst poor children,” Mazari added.

A local Urdu newspaper on Thursday reported that the politician and his close aides are discussing certain proposals to raise funds at the Valima ceremony.

It is being proposed that the Valima ceremony will be held in four main cities — Peshawar, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. While Valima cards will only be given to those who ensure contribution for the completion of the cancer hospital in Peshawar.

The report further states that the minimum price of the Valima invitation is fixed at Rs100,000 while VIP cards will cost between Rs500,000 to Rs1,000,000.

A total amount of Rs500 million is expected to be earned from Imran’s Valima celebrations. After weeks of rumours and speculation, on Monday Imran confirmed he had good news to share regarding his marriage with the nation.

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Imran has married Reham Khan, a journalist who formerly presented the weather on the BBC. For what we already know about the woman speculated to be the PTI chief’s newlywed read here.

The PTI chief was previously married to Jemima Khan, nee Goldsmith and has two sons with her, Qasim and Suleiman.

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Reader Comments (61)

  • Anon
    Jan 8, 2015 - 3:23PM

    Correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t the next sentence sound like wrong English…
    “After weeks of rumours and speculation, on Monday Imran confirmed he had good news to share regarding his marriage with the nation.”
    Sounds like he is marrying the nation :) Should be good news to share with the nation regarding his marriage.

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  • salman
    Jan 8, 2015 - 3:26PM

    Congrats to IK. Also this puts to an end of the rumors that IK already married her last month.

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  • Jan 8, 2015 - 3:40PM

    Congratulations to our national hero!

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  • Asad
    Jan 8, 2015 - 3:48PM

    Good news .. Congrats and all the best wishes.

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  • SR Malik
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:19PM

    Congratulations to IK. May Allah shower His blessings upon both of them. Amen. Finally we’ve got our FIRST LADY :’D

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  • Dr Ghulam Ali
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:25PM

    Congratulations Kaptaan
    Marriage with a divorced lady (when you had plenty of chances with young ones) once again raised your stature in nation’s eyes. We are with you till the end. Go Nawaz Go.

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  • islam
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:36PM

    congrats to IKhan on this wonderful task.

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  • Tariq
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:37PM

    Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple. Really excited at the prospects of finally having two well-educated, well-spoken and refined personalities representing Pakistan and Pakistanis abroad soon.

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  • Abdullah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:43PM

    Congratulations to IK… Atleast he can now have a right read of the political weather of the country.

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  • String
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:43PM

    Many many congratulation, U rules our heart

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  • zsa
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:46PM

    At 65 normally Muslim people are seen to prepare for their next life. Our hero still lives in play boy age.

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  • Jan 8, 2015 - 4:49PM

    Congratulation

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  • Usman Masood
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:51PM

    @Anon: It’s grammatically correct. It would be ‘to’ in place of ‘with’ to express the meaning you are getting from it.

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  • Waseem
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:52PM

    God bless!

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  • Stranger
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:56PM

    @Anon:
    Ufff stop nitpicking and just congrajulate the new couple man.

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  • Altaf
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:56PM

    its not a right time it will hurt him politically

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  • Altaf
    Jan 8, 2015 - 4:57PM

    Congrat

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  • sunny
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:15PM

    I am really ashamed of myself today.I once call Imran khan my Leader.I really hate Imran khan now.I swear to God”I will never follow Imran khan again “.We Pakistani people hate Imran after this shameful act.

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  • Kudsia
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:22PM

    Mr. Imran Khan, On behalf of the Pakistani koom, I wish you many great wishes on your big day for you and your Mrs. and I also pray that pakistanies learn how to keep their noses into their own businesses and stop being so nosey, wasting time finding what others are doing. Ameen.

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  • NeutralThinker
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:31PM

    I wonder why he couldn’t find a girl in Pakistan that he had to marry someone from UK. That too with a girl 22 years younger than him. This is marriage is going to create a lot of frustration among the fans of IK, seriously.

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  • Jan 8, 2015 - 5:34PM

    @sunny:
    Get in touch with a good psychiatrist asap!

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  • K Maliks
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:51PM

    after all he’s human……specifically a man who has needs……..self interest comes first no matter where the nation stands………the marriage might help him think wisely for any future course of action.

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  • Abdullah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 5:58PM

    sunny: Talk on behalf for yourself not for all Pakistanis. YOu only hate Imran Khan we do not. It doesn’t matter if you hate him.

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  • Rana Majid Khan
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:08PM

    @sunny:
    We pakistan hate Imran Khan after this shameful act???? R u drunk??? It means all those words of congratulations commented on this post are from Angola??
    We are pakistanis and we hate the people who hate Our Hero. Get a Tab plz

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  • excalibur
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:10PM

    IK is still going strong in the slog overs of his life. Lets see if he carries the bat till the last over.!

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  • Abu noor
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:18PM

    Congrat Khan sb! This shows your priorities!!!!

    Families of those PTI workers who sacrificed their lives on your “Dharnas” are in shock!

    You are no different than Nawaz who was finalizing a business transaction on the day when Peshawar school was under attack!!!

    We have to find a new “self-less” leader to lead tsunami against our corrupt, selfish and ordinary leaders!!!

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  • Bunty
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:21PM

    Well reading the recommendation onf NEUTRAL THINKER and SUNNY comments… I can confirm that only 10 PML N followers read this news…

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  • bilal
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:36PM

    Love you Pakistan Khan. May Allah bless you and keep you safe and happy. Aamin

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  • Ahmed
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:40PM

    I don’t know her but she’s 40 something and has three kids and she looks very attractive given those facts. She should be an inspiration to women in Pakistan to hit the gym. Congrats to the two of them :)

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  • salman
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:46PM

    @NeutralThinker:
    I don’t know about PTI fans, but it seems to have created a lot of frustration for IK haters :)

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  • oBSERVER
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:49PM

    I am not so sure how the kids on both sides felt. Not very pleasant I suppose.

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  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Jan 8, 2015 - 6:53PM

    @SR Malik: May Allah Bless both Imran and Raham, Big Congrats to Our Leader Imran Khan.

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  • Sohail
    Jan 8, 2015 - 7:20PM

    Congrats Khan sahab..
    love u khan sahab

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  • Tahir Khan
    Jan 8, 2015 - 7:25PM

    @zsa:
    There is no age limit to marriage and everyone is entitled to have a partner till death.
    Your comment sounds bitter.

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  • Jan 8, 2015 - 7:31PM

    A very hearty congratulations to you khan Sahb ! Your wife is undoubtedly pretty and we hope she will guide as well as entertain you in bed and in political affairs :) cheers

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  • Ali.baloch
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:03PM

    where is Ch Allah Dad by the way, how it is possible that he hasn’t figured out any controversy in this good news…while his fellows have already made it controversial with invitation selling…

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  • Sarah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:14PM

    I am not a political freak, but after coming to know about Maulana shb’s views, i am compelled to write on his views that that it’s a completely a private matter of a person maulana shb. Politics does not give you a freedom to criticize some one’s personal act so i guess politics should b focused first rather than focusing on someone’s private issue…that has nothing to do with politics.

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  • salman
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:14PM

    Lovely couple mashallah. Congrats.

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  • salman
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:20PM

    @zsa:
    hey, If Shahbaz Sharif can marry his FIFTH wife at the age of 61, nothing wrong with IK marrying at his age. It’s not like he got divorced last month or last year. Also, getting married and preparing for the next like are not mutually exclusive.

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  • Ranjha
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:32PM

    Lovely bride, handsome groom. What a beautiful couple they make. Allah’s blessings be on you.

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  • Real Truth
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:46PM

    @Bunty: Please don’t paint everybody who follows PML(N) with the same brush!!! People may have their own individual opinion; I for one, am a PML(N) follower and have issues with many steps IK took during his agitation, yet, I see absolutely nothing wrong with IK getting married — this is entirely personal and has nothing to do with his behaviour as a politician!

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:24PM

    From a PMLN supporter, Congratulations Kaptaan and best of luck in 2018 elections though I am sure PTI will loose again.

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  • Maverick Zeb
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:25PM

    Khan Sb! you look dazzling even at this age….Many congrats…couple looks fab
    God bless them & Pakistan :)

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  • H Chaudhry
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:26PM

    @Ali Baloch There is nothing controversial about this marriage. I can tell you this as a die hard PMLN supporter and defender. That said, actually we should be very happy as this will give a good opportunity to attach Imran in 2018 election on his choices and heart land Punjab for better share of votes. As you know every thing is kosher in Politics. I am glad for Imran and hope him best but I am even more glad for an opportunity to wreck his character in 2018 elections and his wisdom. Wait and see brother.

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  • Naeem Khan
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:57PM

    Congratulations to both newly weds.

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  • Sarwat
    Jan 8, 2015 - 10:25PM

    Correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t the next sentence sound like wrong English…
    “After weeks of rumours and speculation, on Monday Imran confirmed he had good news to share regarding his marriage with the nation.”
    Sounds like he is marrying the nation :) Should be good news to share with the nation regarding his marriage.

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  • Pindi Kid
    Jan 8, 2015 - 10:27PM

    Congratulations to IK. The couple looks great and regardless of what happens politically they are surely the First Couple of Pakistan. Also, I would say a great choice by IK. I am impressed by Reham for what I have seen on TV. She seems well educated, confident, well spoken and smart – all great qualities. I also hope she will be a good confidant and adviser to IK on issues where he needs better advice, such as on the topic of terrorism and his unwise stance.

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  • Arsalan
    Jan 8, 2015 - 11:06PM

    Some boneheaded persons are still saying that Imran Khan had more and better options to explore for his conjugal relationship, but he chose a widow to get hitched with her.

    “A man is a pervert until he dies”

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  • Javed
    Jan 8, 2015 - 11:37PM

    Many congrats Kaptan! Hope you two make a wonderful couple. Dua and regardsRecommend

  • Jan 8, 2015 - 11:43PM

    Its only been a couple of weeks since the attack on the school in Peshawar and the murder of 140+ kids and suddenly the media in Pakistan is focused on this? Look fine Congratulations – yeah – now get back to reality!

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  • MA
    Jan 9, 2015 - 12:02AM

    Now I know what the plan D was!

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  • Alter Ego
    Jan 9, 2015 - 12:28AM

    @Kudsia:
    Is’nt that what IK has has been doing regarding every other person ?
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  • Irfan Durrani
    Jan 9, 2015 - 12:55AM

    It’s beyond me how can someone be “unhappy” with others marriage? It’s them who will live together not you!
    You really don’t have a choice here other than being happy with this and wish them best of luck with their lives.

    Anywho, congratulations to the couple you both look gorgeous together and best wishes for the future.

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  • Irfan Durrani
    Jan 9, 2015 - 12:57AM

    @Mohammed Abbasi: I know right? Government should just put a ban on anything bringing you anything remotely closer to happiness! Ban all the cricket matches and all too. In fact, don’t ban the sports but make sure out teams lose all the time just to avoid any happiness. :)

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  • pankajdehlavi
    Jan 9, 2015 - 1:59AM

    Lo ji, ban gaya naya Pakistan……….. saare Pakistani bhi khush ho gaye.

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  • Jan 9, 2015 - 2:09AM

    Congrats Champ!!! But I personally believe, timing wasn’t good. You’re too old for this stuff

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  • rak
    Jan 9, 2015 - 8:43AM

    congrat imran khan,

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  • Naveed Sethi
    Jan 9, 2015 - 10:13AM

    Lovely couple…

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  • Aqib Hussain
    Jan 9, 2015 - 3:38PM

    Congrats Khan sahab..
    love u khan sahab

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  • Aqib Hussain
    Jan 9, 2015 - 3:39PM

    Congrats Khan sahab..
    love u imran khan

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  • PTI Workers United
    Jan 10, 2015 - 9:53AM

    Mashallah and may the couple have a wonderful life. One point to consider politically though: 1) Imran had street power in his dharna’s 2) His Dharnas attracted ladies because of his bachelor charm 3) The young men would show up to the dharna since the ladies would be there 4) So that led to the big crowds. 5) So now he is no longer a bachelor, no ladies will come which means no young men will come, which means dharnas will be a flop from now on. Political suicide but at least he is happy

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