Islamabad, Jan 06: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who was married twice earlier, has tied the knot again with a woman, he used to visit for spiritual guidance, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. The report claimed that the wedding ceremony took place at the residence of a close confidante of the bride who also happens to be a friend of a PTI leader. Also Read - Amazon to Add Pakistan to Its Approved Sellers' List. Here's What it Means

“The PTI chairman inaugurated 2018 by tying the knot with the woman on the night of January 1 in Lahore and came straight from there the next day to appear before the anti-terrorism court in Islamabad that granted him bail”, the report said. Also Read - ICC Test Rankings - Virat Kohli Retains Fifth Place, Rishabh Pant Breaks Into Top 10

“The nikah was performed by Mufti Saeed, a member of PTI core committee, who was also the ‘nikah khawan’ when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015, amid reports of secret nikah in November 2014″, it added. Also Read - I Have Total Control in Team And Selection Matters: Babar Azam

However, Imran Khan’s political secretary Awn Chaudry and PTI spokesperson Naeem Ul Haq, who reportedly attended the wedding denied the reports saying,”This is irresponsible yellow journalism. I had categorically denied the veracity of this planted gossip to Cheema. Totally concocted story.”

“Considering my 35-year-long association and keeping in view the fact that I have been privy to his personal life, he noted, I can say with absolute confidence that nothing like this occurred. Even if he marries, he will do after the general elections of 2018”, Naeem said.

Imran’s  first marriage with Jemima Khan ended in divorce after nine years on June 22, 2004. His second marriage with Reham Khan continued barely for 10 months.

(With inputs from agencies)