Former BBC journalist Reham Khan and Imran Khan had married in 2015 but got separated after 10 months
The Hush Post: In a fresh attack on her ex-husband and now the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, former BBC journalist Reham Khan has advised Khan to first change himself and then try to change the country (Pakistan).
Reham Khan sent a strong message to Imran Khan in a recent interview with The Sunday Guardian. “Change yourself first then try to change the country. Practice what you preach. Start by being honest,” the newspaper quoted Reham Khan as saying.
The former BBC journalist had recently penned a book giving an insight about her troubled marriage with the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. While the former Pakistan cricket skipper and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief was able to get elected as become Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Reham Khan came in news again, a report said.
Imran and Reham Khan had married in 2015 but got separated after 10 months. Reham Khan then had gone on to accuse the former cricketer of being bisexual, taking hard drugs and adultery in her recent book.
In her recent interview with The Sunday Guardian, Reham Khan said: “I was married to him (Imran) but he was not married to me. It was for all practical purposes for him a marriage of convenience. To this day, I can’t be sure who told him to marry me. On the surface, it was mostly a pleasant interaction. He was generous in his praise, frequently complimentary of how I looked after the house, my political sense, my strong faith, even my articulation. We had no arguments whatsoever. Certainly, I never interfered in his relationship with his ex-wife, his children, his sisters or his friends. It was a stressful year for me because lies were constantly cooked up about me and Imran would never defend me and discourage me from taking any action also. I put up with this until I started finding out that he was part of it all himself.”
The former BBC journalist also said that members of Imran’s party started leaking content from her autobiography and started branding it as “pornographic”.
“Imran’s people started leaking bits and pieces of stuff they claimed were in the book in the beginning of June to malign the content and brand it as pornographic. They started circulating PDF documents on social media and via WhatsApp groups. We were conscious that the propaganda machinery they have access to was not only effectively trying to discredit the book, but trying to damage our sales. They were also trying to bully me into not publishing the book. This meant PR companies and publishers would take the censor route. To counter this strategy, I decided to self-publish a full unedited version earlier than we had planned to release (it),” Reham Khan was quoted as saying.
Reham denied the accusations on being asked if she had written the book to discredit Imran Khan.
“The question is based on a false perception. Only PTI-led propaganda suggests that. Many actually agree that I have written what needed to be said years ago. The comments I get are it is 200 per cent true. Some go as far as saying the book is only the tip of the iceberg. I wrote the book with the intention that it would be the first of its kind. Many describe it as a brutally honest account of Pakistani society and culture of the privileged. It blows the top about (sic) how the political elites live lives very different than the rest of us. I just happened to be married to one of them,” Reham Khan was further quoted in the report.