Imran Khan & wife Reham confirm they are parting ways

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Pakistan’s only World Cup-winning cricket captain Imran Khan and his wife Reham Khan have decided to file for divorce. Both confirmed this through tweets on Friday.

Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), and Reham were married for almost 10 months, and have now decided to part ways with mutual consent.

Rumours about their marriage falling apart had begun a few months ago, Dawn online reported.

While the couple was seen together on occasions, Imran Khan, 62, last month tweeted to refuted the rumours about their marriage. “I am shocked at a TV channel making slanderous statement about my marriage. I strongly urge the media to desist from such baseless statements,” Khan tweeted.

In a series of tweets, Khan wrote that the divorce was painful for him, Reham, 42, and their respective families and requested everyone to respect their privacy.

Khan tweeted and said, “This is a painful time for me & Reham & our families. I would request everyone to respect our privacy.”

“I have the greatest respect for Reham’s moral character & her passion to work for & help the underprivileged.”

The PTI chairman and television journalist Reham Khan had tied the knot in a simple nikkah ceremony which took place in January at his private residence.

A source close to the PTI chairman said the two were “just not getting along”.

“She wanted to get involved with politics and that is not what Khan wanted at all. She just did not want to sit at home,” he said.

“There were teething problems as well over other issues which were being resolved but this was a major issue; she wanted to get into politics and was not ready to back down.”

Sources said Reham has left Pakistan for London and is expected to address a press conference there.

“We have decided to part ways and file for divorce,” Reham tweeted on Friday.

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