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30/10/2015 08:47 GMT | Updated 30/10/2015 08:59 GMT

Imran Khan Divorces Former BBC Weather Presenter Reham After 10 Months Of Marriage

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan is to divorce his wife of 10 months.

Imran married ex-BBC weather presenter Reham Khan in January in a ceremony at his home on the outskirts of the capital of Islamabad.

Imran’s PTI is the third largest party in the parliament, and he has been one of the most vocal opponents to the current government.

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Imran Khan married Reham Khan in January

Imran confirmed the news on Friday on his official Facebook page.

A statement attributed to Naeem Ul Haque, central information secretary for PTI said: “Chairman PTI Imran Khan and Reham Khan have decided to divorce by mutual consent.

Chairman PTI Imran Khan and Reham Khan have decided to divorce by mutual consent. Due to the sensivity and seriousness...

Posted by Imran Khan (official) on Friday, October 30, 2015

“Due to the sensivity and seriousness of this extremely painful matter it is requested that the media should refrain from any speculation. There will be no further communication in this respect.”

Reham echoed the confirmation on Twitter, writing: “We have decided to part ways and file for divorce.”

Imran, who led Pakistan to the World Cup in 1992, was previously married to British journalist and campaigner Jemima and has two sons.

Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper quotes an unnamed source as suggesting 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."

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Imran's former wife Jemima Khan

On 6 October Imran told the Daily Pakistan rumours of a divorce were false and baseless.

Earlier media reports had claimed Imran had “ordered” his wife to close down her Twitter account after her sudden absence from the social media portal.

Imran was quoted as saying: “I did not ask Reham Khan to suspend twitter account, she took it down herself.”

The mother-of-three later has returned to the micro-blogging website.