Reham complains of being portrayed as ‘woman with bad character’


Reham Khan, former wife of Imran Khan, on Friday blamed media persons and politicians belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for portraying her as a ‘woman with bad character’ over her upcoming autobiography.

She complained of being ‘defamed’ by the electronic media after he alleged content of her unreleased autobiography prompted court notices from her political arch-rivals.

In a recent interview with an Indian TV channel, she said she was portrayed to the entire world as a woman of ‘bad character’, apparently referring to the reactions following the ‘leaks’ from her book. “I was subjected to negative propaganda in the media,” she added.

The tell-all autobiography reportedly includes details of her interactions with various celebrities and her marriage with the PTI chairman. Some of those details apparently crossed a line for businessman Zulfikar Bukhari, Reham’s first husband Ijaz Rehman, cricketer Wasim Akram, and PTI Media Coordinator Anila Khawaja.

Reham further said is under pressure from her family and friends to publish the biography on time. “So far, an excerpt being linked with my book hasn’t been made public.”

The journalist, however, admitted that her upcoming book contains references of sexual harassment by Imran Khan and the PTI. “The book has not been made public yet, so there’s is no truth in any statement by PTI or any of its spokespersons,” she maintained.

Earlier this month, Reham’s lawyer Yasser Latif Hamdani said her autobiography was not intended at influencing the forthcoming general elections “as being alleged by PTI. He also said the book “is going to be published either in July or even August.”

In her earlier statement, she said there is no harm to bring Imran Khan’s personal life under discussion for public interest.

On 6 January 2015, Imran Khan confirmed his marriage to Reham which ended on 30 October 2015 in a divorce.


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