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Imran Khan snubs critics; says marriage is not a crime

For the women of Pakistan, it was cause for mourning. For the conservatives in the Muslim nation, it was cause for anger. But for the man himself, it was cause for celebration.

Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that he was becoming a married man, telling a press conference at his 200-acre Islamabad estate that “marriage is not a crime.”

The 62-year-old, who arrived back in Pakistan on Tuesday after spending time in the UK, had told reporters on Monday night as he boarded his flight from Heathrow that he was planning to “share the good news with the nation” on his return. It was not clear whether the couple had married already, as some reports suggested, or were waiting to celebrate their nuptials in Pakistan.

Mr Khan’s bride is former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan, 41, a divorced mother-of-three, who moved back to her native Pakistan in 2013 and began working for television channels there.

And on Tuesday night Mr Khan’s decision to marry was the subject of furious debate on Pakistani television, where callers to chat shows rang in to voice their opinions, over clips of his first wedding, to Jemima Goldsmith. “It’s the talk of the town,” said one commentator in Islamabad.

 

(*Source and credit : The Telegraph)

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