LAHORE (Web Desk) – Responding to scathing criticism unleashed by some PTI leaders and the party’s internet bullies on social media, the veteran journalist Arif Nizami has said that he stands by his information about PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s troubled marriage, reported Pakistan Today.

“I was informed a few days ago that the couple is on the verge of splitting up but despite repeated attempts to confirm the information from the PTI leadership, I was told that even though the news is true, the party will not own it publicly,” he said.

Nizami, who was the first person to report the news of the couple’s marriage in November last year, even as Khan who was leading his party in his 126-day sit-in at the time kept denying the news, said during the talk show that he wished that he was not right.

“I want to be wrong here and for the couple to be happy, but my information is completely authentic,” he said.

Nizami said that reports had emerged in the media for a long time that party cadres were not happy that Reham wanted to “take over the party”.

Earlier, Imran Khan took to twitter to reject Nizami’s report that his marriage with the former BBC weather girl Reham Khan was on the rocks.