Former cricketer and now chairman of Pakistan’s leading opposition party, Imran Khan is said to be regretting his decision to marry Reham Khan and the high-profile marriage might just be on the verge of collapse.
Making the revelation in his talkshow, DNA on Channel 24, Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami said that per his information, Reham is staying at Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence even though she is not welcome there any longer.
According to Nizami, Imran Khan has recently returned from London where he stayed with his ex-wife Jemina Khan and children. The relationship with Reham, already on the rocks, has worsened since Khan returned to Pakistan. Differences between the couple may have reached point of no return, Nizami added.
Imran Khan’s relationship with Reham Khan soured as the latter wanted to take an active part in politics. Khan earlier supported the decision as Reham took centre stage in PTI’s by-election campaign in Haripur and attracted huge crowds. However, Khan later stated on social media that Reham would no longer participate in politics, nor would she hold any party office.
“I am appalled & disgusted by attacks on Reham after our loss in NA 19 elec. She only went to campaign there on insistence of the candidate,” Khan said on Twitter. He went on to say that PTI was against the politics of nepotism, “Reham Khan will hold no party position, no position in KP; nor will be given any official protocol. Reham Khan will not contest elections on a PTI ticket,” Khan said.
Pakistan Today broke the story of Imran Khan’s marriage last year even as the fiery politician kept denying the reports.
Reham Khan’s previous marriage ended after 15 years as the couple divorced in 2005. Her former husband Ijaz Rehman had said in an interview that Reham was an ambitious woman who had “used” him.
Rehman said that he was made to leave the house with just one suitcase. Reham, who later made broadcast journalism her career, accused her former husband of never having financed the couple’s children. Rehman, on the other hand said that Reham had slandered his good name.
Reham Khan could not be reached for comment. Her Twitter account was also suspended last week.