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A local newspaper on Friday claimed that Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan had already married for the third time and the woman in question was someone he used to visit for spiritual guidance.
Responding to the claim, the spokesperson for the PTI chief issued a notification stating that Imran Khan sent a marriage proposal and Maneka sought time to consult her family, especially her children, before making any decision.
The report also claimed that the wedding was held in Lahore on January 1 and was attended by Khan’s close aides.
On Sunday morning, PTI’s media department released a statement, attributing to the PTI chairman, criticising the newspaper report.
The statement said that this extremely private and sensitive matter was made the subject of an erroneous story leading to all manner of public conjecture.
“This has put an unacceptable burden, especially on the children of Maneka and Khan, who have had to learn of such a private and intimate issue from the media,” the statement said.
Stressing the need for restraint, Khan urged the media to “give the two families, especially the children, their privacy”.