LAHORE – Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has reportedly married a TV show host, without the consent of his first wife.
According to a report in Jehan Pakistan, the railway’s minister who belongs to the ruling party, PML-N, had secretly married Dr Shafaq Hira some two weeks ago.
When the news reached his first wife, Ms Ghazala Saad, she became furious threatened Mr Saad to leave the house and her children, the newspaper claimed.
Dr Shafaq is a TV anchor, currently working at state-run Pakistan Television.
She is an MBBS from Abbottabad Medical College and hails from Wah Cantonment.
The Lahore-based daily also claimed to have contacted the minister’s personal assistant, who was ‘unaware of the development’.
Earlier, comedian Sohail Ahmed, best known as Azizi, had also disclosed this marriage in his programme Hasb-e-Haal.
“A PML-N minister in federal government has married a PTV programme host in Islamabad. However, the news is being kept a secret,” Azizi hinted during the show on Dunya TV.
However, the report is still to be confirmed by independent sources.