Reham Khan: From Hazara to Bani Gala

Published: January 8, 2015


MANSEHRA: Reham Khan became ‘naya Pakistan’s’ first lady today following nuptials with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

Reham, who hails from the Hazara Division, is a former BBC journalist and at present is a current affairs anchor for a private television channel in Pakistan.

However, this is not the first marriage for the newlywed Reham. She was previously married to her first cousin Ejazur Rehman when she was just 19 years old. Her cousin and former husband was 33 at the time.

Her first marriage ended five years ago after the couple developed differences over Reham’s job at the BBC, according to her family. Like Imran, Reham also has children from her previous marriage – three – all of whom live with their father in England.

“As far as I know, Reham’s husband objected to her busy work routine,” one of her relatives told The Express Tribune.

Related: Is Reham Khan the first lady of ‘Naya Pakistan’?

Imran’s new wife has been under heavy media scrutiny for the past few weeks over her marriage with the PTI chief.

Interestingly, Reham’s real name is Reham Nayyar, and is the daughter of Dr Nayyar Ramzan who is from the Baffa village in Mansehra District.

She belongs to the Lughmani branch of the Swati tribe.

Another interesting fact is that the former civil servant and governor of the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Abdul Hakeem Khan, was her paternal uncle, Reham’s family revealed.

Her father is a physician who moved to Libya in the late 1960s, and Reham was born in Ajdabiya on April 3, 1973. She has two sisters and a brother, and currently resides in Rawalpindi with her mother.


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Reader Comments (17)

  • Joe
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:03PM

    This is all so wrong it’s unbelievable. Her marriage actually ended 10 years ago, before she started working and the reasons for the divorce were certainly not her work schedule. None of the children live with the father, who is not fit to be a parent. The youngest daughter stays with her while the other two study in the UK. She also does not live in Rawalpindi. Do some proper research.


  • zahid
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:37PM

    I pray for their successful life.


  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jan 8, 2015 - 9:33PM

    @Jeo……this is not the first time that ET published something without prior research, I hope they will stop this practice in near future !!!.


  • Arshad Kamal Khan
    Jan 8, 2015 - 10:13PM

    ” Best of all wishes to the couple”.

    Where is the need for comments on this marriage or for that matter anybody’s marriage.


  • Kamran
    Jan 8, 2015 - 11:22PM

    Why dwelling into personal life of Reham Khan? Stop this please, we don’t want to know how her marriage ended, it is her personal matter.


  • observer
    Jan 9, 2015 - 2:09AM

    Couldn’t she have done better than a man who is old enough to be her father?


  • Yellow Journalism
    Jan 9, 2015 - 4:33AM

    ET is always full of personal details about people that are totally out of the blue and almost always FALSE !


  • Ashraf
    Jan 9, 2015 - 6:42AM

    Imran Khan must show where he got the dowry money of Rs.82000 from !!!!!! Declare your assassey !!


  • waj
    Jan 9, 2015 - 10:30AM

    ET is going by the credo.. anything goes


  • ak
    Jan 9, 2015 - 11:31AM

    “currently resides in Rawalpindi with her mother”? not in bani gala?


  • boom
    Jan 9, 2015 - 11:44AM

    if Jemima marries Reham’s brother, and their children marry Imran and Reham’s children, it would be SO WIERD for imran amd jemima’s children!


  • AMMAR Zehri
    Jan 9, 2015 - 12:06PM

    I am the first person who already knew about this marriage when Naya Pakistan First Dharna Was Start


  • Feriha
    Jan 9, 2015 - 2:15PM

    She’s soo very pretty masha’Allah! Whatever’s in the past is in the past. IK was also criticized for his lifestyle choices before but is there a better leader for this country? No. They are both genuine people, who were destined to come together! I’ve never been so happy for someone’s marriage in my life as happy I am about their’s. Good wishes for them.


  • aziz
    Jan 9, 2015 - 5:27PM

    god bless the couple.things happened in one’s life is part of his/her life.


  • Sadiq
    Jan 9, 2015 - 8:39PM

    God bless the copleRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Jan 9, 2015 - 8:54PM

    Good jobRecommend

  • Asad
    Jan 16, 2015 - 3:54PM

    Reham is a woman of substance. A great combo of beauty with brains. She also have had ups and downs in her life but she fought through it. Shes a perfect match for Imran Khan.


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