PTI chairman Imran Khan, spouse Reham end marriage with mutual consent
ISLAMABAD – PTI chairman Imran Khan and his wife, Reham Khan, have filed for divorce, they said on Friday, ending a whirlwind romance that captivated international tabloids and Pakistani voters.
Imran Khan, who captained the Pakistan team when it won the Cricket World Cup in 1992, tied the knot with the former BBC journalist in a low-key ceremony in January.
“We have decided to part ways and file for divorce,” Reham Khan said on Twitter.
Imran later took to Twitter to express his “greatest respect for Reham’s moral character and her passion to work for and help the underprivileged”.
“This is a painful time for me and Reham and our families. I would request everyone to respect our privacy,” he said.
PTI spokesman Naeemul Haque said in a television interview the divorce had been finalized with the consent of both parties.
Rumours of the end of the marriage first circulated in August when Reham was campaigning to support a candidate from her husband’s party in a by-election.
Khan’s previous marriage to British socialite Jemima Khan, the daughter of the financier James Goldsmith, ended in 2004.
The marriage taking place after the 126-day sit-in broke just after 295 days.
In tweets, Imran Khan termed the news about financial payments wrong.
Reham Khan said that lies about her and her children were intolerable. “We were a hurdle in Imran Khan’s mission. For this reason, we parted ways,” she said. –Reuters/92 News