Imran Khan preponed wedding... here's why

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The newly-wed couple Imran Khan and Reham Khan appeared for the first time in the public today (Friday) after their wedding on Thursday to share their walima meal with the poor school children.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf political party leader said he had no immediate wedding plans but had to advance marriage date after “baseless” news started appearing in the media about Mrs Khan.

Reham Khan and Imran at the madrassa - Dawn screengrab

“I wanted to marry after January 20th but advanced marriage date after baseless news appeared in the media about Reham,” he told media after the lunch with the poor school children.

Reports were circulating in the Pakistani media circles about the family differences between Mr Khan and his family members about his marriage with Reham.

Reham Khan and Imran at the madrassa - Dawn screengrab

The cricketer-turned-politician leader and his wife visited school on the request of the Mufti Saeed who performed nikkah  ceremony on Thursday.

 He spent his walima with the students of a Madrassah (religious school) run by Mufti Saeed and also shared the meal with the little children. Sitting on the ground in the madrassah among children, both the bride and the groom shared biryani with the children.

Pakistani homeless children enjoy lunch provided by Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan to celebrate his wedding, at a shelter in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Khan, Pakistan's legendary cricket star and politician, tied the knot with a former journalist Thursday, ending weeks of speculation about whether one of the country's most famous bachelors was getting married for a second time. (AP)

They also posed for photos with the children. Reham, who’s a divorcee with three children, attended the function with her sister, son and daughter.

Doesn’t want gifts but donations

Imran said: “I didn’t expect this kind of reaction and celebration.”

Instead of giving him wedding gifts, he urged people to contribute towards his new project of cancer hospital in Peshawar through donations. He aims to complete the project in the current year.

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) party on January 8, 2015, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan (L) and new wife Reham Khan pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony at his house in Islamabad. Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan wed a TV journalist in a simple ceremony at his Islamabad home January 8, ending years of speculation surrounding the former playboy cricketer widely considered his country's most eligible man. AFP

 PTI’s charismatic  leader said there was no question of a massive wedding following the massacre of children in Peshawar.

 Both the bride and groom went straight to their palatial house Bani Gala in Islamabad.

Imran’s ex-wife Jemima Khan wished him happiness in this new phase of life.

Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan celebrate the marriage of their leader in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Khan, Pakistan's legendary cricket star and politician, tied the knot with a former journalist Thursday, ending weeks of speculation about whether one of the country's most famous bachelors was getting married for a second time. (AP)

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