Imran Khan announces to get married after next polls


Islamabad, June 22 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Thursday announced to be tied knot after next general polls, scheduled to be held in 2018.

During an informal conversation with journalists in Islamabad during an Iftar party, the PTI chief – On a lighter note – said he would not get married before the elections.

There were rumours regarding the third wedding of cricketer-turned-politician after he gave a statement during a wedding in Manchester, United Kingdom.

He brushed off wedding rumours, saying he had no intention of remarrying before the next election.

“I can’t give you the best advice because I don’t have a very good track record. But maybe third time lucky”, he was quoted as saying to newly-wed couple.

Imran Khan has been twice divorced. His last marriage with television anchor Reham Khan ended after lasting few months.

His first wife Jemimah Goldsmith married him in 1995. The couple got divorced in 2004.

Imran Khan also announced that his party would invite Sheikh Rasheed to join PTI.

He added that Rashid had fought remarkably well against the ‘mafia’ ─ an apparent reference to the PML-N government, which the Supreme Court had earlier likened to a ‘Sicilian mafia’.

Khan also claimed that PPP’s Dr Babar Awan would be joining his party tomorrow (Friday).

The PTI chief also warned the government not to make the Panama Papers joint investigation team probing the Sharif family’s wealth controversial or, he said, the party would agitate after Eid.

Khan was positive the next election would be held in 2017. “That’s why we held our intra-party election,” he said.