ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has tied the knot with TV anchorperson Reham Khan and their nikkah cermony was held at the Bani Gala residence of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman.
The PTI chairman wore a sherwani and Peshawari chappal, while Reham Khan wore an off-white wedding dress.
PTI leader Imran Ismail told Geo News that Khan’s nikkah had taken place at Bani Gala today (Thursday) and the valima ceremony will be held on Friday.
The news of Khan’s nikkah was also confirmed by Shireen Mazari on Twitter. Mazari tweeted that there would be no wedding or valima receptions and on Friday food would be distributed among poor children.
Khan’s close friends Zakir Khan and Aun Chaudhry were his witnesses for the nikkah.
Reham Khan’s nephew spoke to the media and said her mother did not attend as she was unwell. He added that a valima would be held on Friday but it would not be a proper event. “I do not know the venue of the valima,” he said.
The nikkah was solemnised by Mufti Saeed who spoke with reporters after the ceremony had been completed. When asked by a Geo News correspondent if Imran’s sisters were present, he replied that there were some women present who he did not recognise.
Mufti Saeed further said that the Haq Mehr was Rs 100,000.
Geo News had learnt that Khan’s wedding would be a simple affair and only attended by close family and friends.
Khan had told reporters during a January 6 news conference that he would be announcing good news regarding his marriage this week.
During that news conference, Khan responded to a question about his alleged marriage by stating that he wanted to speak to his sons prior to making a statement.
“I did not think about getting married for ten years because I did not want to hurt my children. I wanted to speak to them first before making an announcement.”