No question of major wedding celebration after Peshawar attack: Imran

Khan says rumours about Reham in newspapers compelled him to tie the knot earlier than he wanted

Web Desk/web Desk January 09, 2015
Imran Khan and his wife Reham Khan pray during their wedding ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday thanked everyone who congratulated him on his wedding, saying he had not expected such an overwhelming public reaction to his wedding.

Addressing the media after attending his valima lunch with students at a local seminary, Khan said that he was not planning on getting married before the January 20, 2015, but the rumours circulating about Reham Khan in newspapers compelled him to do so. He added that he spoke to his sons before he decided to marry.

The couple visited Mufti Syed’s seminary upon his suggestion to have their valima lunch with the students at the seminary. The Mufti, who conducted the couple’s Nikkah yesterday, heads the Darul Uloom al Nadwa seminary.

Two of Reham Khan’s children from her first marriage, her sister and nephew, PTI leader Arif Alvi, and one of the witnesses to Imran and Reham’s nikkah, Aun Chaudhry, accompanied the newly wed couple for lunch along with a group of party supporters.

Earlier, the PTI chief was seen driving to the seminary himself from his Bani Gala residence with his wife on his side. The PTI chief also sent meals for students at the SOS Children's Village and another orphanage.

"I would have had a simple wedding anyway, but after the Peshawar incident there was no question of a major celebration," the PTI chief added.

Imran Khan asked people who wanted to send him gifts on his wedding to instead send donations to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital being built in Pesahwar. "It is very important for Pakistan that Peshawar's Shaukat Khanum Hospital be completed this year."

A crowd had earlier gathered outside Imran Khan's residence to greet the PTI cheif, and had followed the couple to the seminary.


Nadeem | 6 years ago | Reply He could not wait since it was too difficult? So many mothers are waiting even though they know their 132 sons are not coming back. What about the lives wasted in dharnas? When IK was having fun in container and bani gala, may be planning his marriage with his spouse to be reham? Then he calls of dharnas so he decides may be now he shall wear a sherwani and have some cekebration. The man could not take his family on board, he lacks the capability to run a provincial government, God forbid if he becomes the prime minister, then PM and first lady would be doing TANGO dance only. Congrats ppl we have found niya Pakistan.
Karachiwala | 6 years ago | Reply

so when he asked the umpire in his roaring accent to raise the finger, so that he could marry..... after all its all true. not an inch left in me to trust this guy!

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