Islamabad: Pakistan's flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today tied the knot with TV anchor Reham Khan at a simple ceremony here, ending days of speculation about his marriage.
The most talked about wedding of the season between Imran, 62, and Reham, 42, was conducted by Mufti Saeed at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief's Bani Gala farmhouse on the outskirts of the capital.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and TV anchor Reham Khan pose for photographs after their marriage in Bani Gala, Pakistan on Thursday. Pic/PTI
"The good news you have been waiting for, I have come here for that," Saeed said.
"Imran Khan & Reham Khan tied the knot in a simple ceremony in Bani Gala. Mufti Saeed conducted the nikah in the prescence of witnesses," Shireen Mazari, spokesperson of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), tweeted.
"Congratulations to Imran Khan on his marriage. We should now respect his privacy & his decision to keep this occasion simple," she said.
"There r no Wedding or Valima receptions. Tomorrow food will be distributed amongst poor children," she added.
"Imran Khan asked me to speak on his behalf to the media, his Nikkah just happened and the witnesses included Aun Chaudhary, Zakir Khan, Reham's friend Aziz and others," Saeed said. He, however, refused to comment on whether a Nikkah between the two had been conducted earlier.
"The event was a low key affair because we did not want to celebrate due to the Peshawar school massacre," he added, the Haq Mehr is Rs 100,000.
Reham, a weather reporter for the BBC and now an anchor with Pakistan's Dawn News, reportedly has three children from a previous marriage.
Imran Khan was previously married to British socialite Jemima Khan and has two sons. For weeks, there has been speculation about Imran remarrying but it was not confirmed until today.