ISLAMABAD - The news of third marriage of PTI chief Imran Khan again hit the TV channels’ headlines on Tuesday only after a period of 16 months when he had tied the knot for second time with Reham Khan.

The reports of Khan’s marriage coincided with his latest interview given to The Hindustan Times that he was preparing for a third marriage.

However, PTI hurriedly rebutted the news and latter said that it would adopt the legal course against those TV channels who aired the baseless news of third marriage of Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) as well for not timely issuing a gag order about this ‘wrong’ news report.

Soon after local TV channels aired the news, the chief spokesman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) refuted the reports that Khan has chosen her spouse from the Maneka family of central Punjab. “The reports of marriage of Chairman Imran Khan are baseless,” Secretary Information PTI Naeemul Haq said in a statement.

However, he admitted that Khan had spiritual relations with the Maneka family of Pakpattan. “I totally rebut the news of marriage of Khan,” he said adding that Khan had entrusted the responsibility of his marriage to his sisters. “Rumours about IK getting married are totally wrong. He is spending time with his boys in England and will be back in Pakistan on Sunday,” Naeem also said in a tweet.

“Rumours about my marriage are absolutely baseless. I have not gotten married. When I do I will announce & celebrate publicly,” Khan himself went on Twitter but his claim was seen with suspicion by political analysts and social media alike with the remarks he has made a similar tweet prior to the announcement of his second marriage with Rehman Khan.

The media reports said Imran Khan has married to a woman of Maneka family, Maryam, in London mysteriously. The reports said that Khan visited Pakpattan thrice some days earlier to visit his alleged bride Maryam, who is a sister of Imran’s ‘spiritual guide’ Bushra alias Aunt Pinki, the wife of Customs Office Khawar Fareed Maneka. It was also reported the new bride was also divorced having two children.

TV channels also reported that Imran had decided to marry based on an advice from his spiritual leader who has warned that he would not become Prime Minister if he remained unwed.

The party sources said that Khan was getting spiritual inspiration from Ms Pinki for the past some time and had taken some decisions in the party based on her advice. Khan also wears a ring gifted to him by his spiritual leader.

Jehangir Tareen, Secretary General PTI, said that the PTI leadership had decided to file a complaint with PEMRA against those channels who aired wrong and baseless news of Khan’s marriage.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times on Sunday, Imran said, “It is not in my blood to give up. But it takes a lot. There’s nothing worse than divorce, I tell you. It’s one of the worst things that can happen to a human being.” “I am 63 years old and have been married for only 10 years, but I am more of a staunch believer of marriage now than I ever was,” he added. Khan also talked about his first marriage with Jemima Khan that had also ended on a divorcee.