Imran and Reham Khan: Now and then

Published: October 30, 2015
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan, and his wife Reham Khan decided to part ways Friday, after a 10-month-long marriage. Both Imran and Reham took to Twitter to confirm the news which sent the Twitter world into a frenzy.

Imran, 62, married 42-year-old Reham Khan, a former BBC weather host and a divorced mother of three, in January this year in a simple ceremony at his Islamabad home.

Imran, Reham announce divorce after 10 months of marriage

Here’s a look at the major events which shaped their 10 short months of marriage:

Imran and Reham Khan tie the knot in Bani Gala – January 2015

The most talked about wedding of the season took place on January 9 with Mufti Syed having conducted the nikkah between Imran Khan and Reham Khan at Imran’s Bani Gala residence. The event was a low key affair due to the Peshawar school massacre which took place just a month prior to the wedding.

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The couple arrive in Peshawar to meet APS victims – January 2015

The PTI chief was accompanied by his wife as they arrived in Peshawar to meet with the victims and mourning parents of the December attack on APS students. Despite the best intentions of the couple, they were met with angry parents who refused to let him inside the premises of the school.

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Reham Khan opens up about ex-husband, domestic violence – January 2015

Shortly after the couple tied the knot, Reham Khan opened up on her previous marriage to Dr Ijaz Rehman, 54, claiming she had been a victim of domestic violence.

Reham used me ‘like toilet paper to clean up her image’: former husband

Having never spoken on the matter, the 41-year-old broke her silence on her experience, saying she was not scarred by her experience of domestic violence.

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The case of Reham Khan’s ‘fake’ journalism degree – July 2015

Towards the middle of the year, a British newspaper called into question the educational qualifications of Reham Khan.

Reham kicked off her career at the BBC after studying a postgraduate course ‘in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay [sic] College in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, according to her own official website.

The case of Reham Khan’s ‘fake’ journalism degree

However, according to officials at North Lindsey, it has never offered such a course.

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Political debut? – June 2015

By summer, Reham Khan was all set to make her political debut as members of the PTI hoped to ease her into office. Reports suggested that Imran was keen on seeing his wife play a more practical role in his party.

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Reham Khan will not contest elections: Imran Khan – August 2015

Although Reham Khan had been actively campaigning for the PTI  during the by-polls in NA-19, Haripur, Imran Khan announced in August that she would not be contesting the elections.

Bowing out: Reham will not contest elections: Imran Khan

“Reham Khan will hold no party position, no position in KP; nor will be given any official protocol,” Imran said.

Imran rubbishes claims of marriage being ‘on the rocks’

A few months after their marriage, reports surfaced claiming their marriage was in trouble. Imran immediately denied the reports and put all speculation to rest by terming the claims as ‘slanderous’.

Imran Khan denies reports of marriage collapse with Reham

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‘Jemima running smear campaign against Reham’ – September 2015

Imran and Jemima got divorced in 2004, nine years after their marriage but they remained on friendly terms. However, negative stories began appearing in the media against Reham in September which Jemima’s cousin alleged Jemima was behind.

Imran, Reham announce divorce after 10 months of marriage

However, responding to the allegations, Imran said Jemima had always been supportive and rubbished the idea that she would ever be behind any kind of smear campaign against Reham.

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Imran and Reham announce their divorce – October 2015

After a short marriage of just 10 months, the couple have decided to part ways and announced the news on Twitter.

PHOTO: AFP

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 31, 2015 - 8:20PM

    PTI supporters want this matter to fade away but Imran who is projected as future Prime Minister, we have right to know the inside story. Its a test case for Imran to come clean because in past he has never cherished women, their abilities and has never talked about gender equality. Also we want to know about Reham’s part because of her ambitious nature. Big question is whether Imran is abusive controlled freak and Reham has been paid to leave but hide his bad side.Recommend

  • Rizwan Khan
    Nov 1, 2015 - 9:32PM

    Really sad . But rehams version always proved to be incorrectRecommend

  • Peace!
    Nov 2, 2015 - 7:25PM

    @ Ch.Allah Daad: Wow, seems to me that you have already formed an opinion about Imran Khan as a woman abuser! This is their personal life, they didnt consult the nation to get married, they dont have to consult us to divorce eachother. We should only focus on issues pertaining to our national interest, not about a leader getting married and divorced! Recommend

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