PM directs party officials to refrain from commenting on Imran Divorce

Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Friday has directed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders not to issue statements over PTI chief chairman Imran Khan’s family affairs.


“No one’s personal life should be discussed,” said a statement of PM Nawaz Sharif, who is head of his own faction of PML-N.

The statement came hours after reports that Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and his wife Reham Khan have parted ways, 10 months after they marriage.

The couple has divorced by mutual consent, PTI spokesman Naeem-ul-Haq said.

Both parties have also confirmed the split on Twitter:

“We have decided to part ways and file for divorce,” said Reham Khan, the divorced mother-of-three and a TV host.

Imran Khan 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… Reports & speculation about financial settlements are absolutely false and shameful,” Khan further said.

The couple got married in January in Islamabad.

Imran Khan was previously married to Jemima Goldsmith, a British journalist and activist. They have two sons, Sulaiman Isa Khan and Qasim Khan. The marriage ended in divorce in 2004.