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Family to Imran Khan: get married soon

Islamabad, Aug. 4: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is under pressure from his family members to get married soon, family sources said.

Khan’s sisters, in particular, are very insistent that he get married to avoid being attacked on a personal level. “They are sick of personal attacks against Imran and cannot take this anymore and as such want him married soon,” the Express Tribune newspaper said quoting a source. While the PTI chief has decided to stay silent over the issue, family sources said his sisters have already selected a lady for him from within the family.

They added that if all goes well, Khan will be married soon.

Khan, who retired from active cricket in the early 1990s after winning the 1992 World Cup for Pakistan, married Jemima Goldsmith in 1995. They have two sons. However, the couple ended their marriage in 2004 as it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan”.

The PTI emerged as the third largest party in the May 2013 election and formed its government in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Khan has announced a long march on Islamabad on August 14 against what he calls massive rigging in the last general elections. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government has already called the army to maintain order. Critics believe the army will be deployed in the capital on August 14 to stop Khan’s march.

Yesterday, Imran Khan warned the government against denying his party its constitutional right to protest on August 14. “If the government tries to put me under house arrest, I promise you, we will shut down the whole country,” Imran told a PTI workers’ convention in Lahore.

He promised to lead a million-man march to the federal capital. “And our sit-in will not end until we make a new Pakistan,” he said, calling young members of his party to prepare for the rally.

 
 
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