Is wanting to marry a crime, asks Imran Khan

The 66-year-old politician previously married and divorced two women. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 09, 2018, 12.47 PM (IST)

Breaking his silence on the marriage controversy surrounding him, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday went on a Twitter spree, questioning whether wanting to get married is a crime.

Khan said for the last three days he had been lamenting as to how he is being treated as a criminal.

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In a thread of tweets, Khan even lambasted ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Mir Shakil Ur Rehman, the founder of news channel Geo TV, accusing them of running a smear campaign against him.

He, however, said that their campaign has only strengthened his resolve to fight them.

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The former-cricketer turned politicians proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, but she asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children.

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Whereas, a media report, on Saturday said the PTI chief got married on New Year's Day in Lahore. The rumours were later thrashed by the party.

The 66-year-old politician previously married and divorced two women, socialite Jemima Goldsmith and journalist Reham Khan.