By Raza Ruman
(Pak Destiny) Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, has reportedly been given a task to complete her book on her life well before this year’s election. A perfect platform is being prepared to hit Imran Khan hard through Reham’s revelations just before the election.
Reham is in London where she hired an author to write her book. Every body is guessing that PMLN is behind her book that will ultimately dent Khan ahead of the election in August or September.
Reham who recently used Pakistani media claiming that she is leaving the country for London after ‘receiving threats’. She said she had been receiving threats through phone calls that were made to her staff.
But actually she set off to London to complete her book. There are reports that the PML-N is investing heavily on Reham to use her for its political purpose. Even PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan said that the Sharif brothers are repeating the dirty politics of 1990s when they targeted Benazir Bhutto. “Now they using Reham and Ayesha Gulalai against Imran,” he said.
Earlier, Reham took on Imran saying reports of her ex-husband’s third marriage carry weight. Speaking from Islamabad to INDIA TV on Saturday, Reham said she has known about Imran’s reported third marriage with Bushra Maneka, his spiritual guru, claiming that the PTI chief may be hiding it for personal reasons. “Maybe he has some obligations, or maybe he thinks the timing right now isn’t suitable for him to announce his marriage publicly,” she said. “Maybe it is against the Sharia?” Reham speculated, adding that it isn’t her place to question but the Supreme Court and legal activists should look into it. “I’ve learn about the marriage from reliable sources… Maybe [Imran thinks] the circumstances right now aren’t suitable to announce [the marriage] publicly… but then if that’s so, then one shouldn’t get married,” Reham said.
Reham further accused the PTI leader of hiding their marriage, terming reports of her marriage with Imran lasting for 10 months as “false”. “He was very assertive regarding the date we get married on, I’m not sure why,” Reham said, claiming their nikkah took place on October 31, 2014 and the two got divorced the same date the next year. “I was given the impression that our marriage would be announced within two, three days. I wasn’t aware our marriage was going to be hid from the public for more than two months, two months and eight days to be specific,” Reham said. She further said she had asked Imran not to deny their marriage in a tweet he sent out in December 2014. “I advised him not to tweet that. I knew it’d attract ridicule… but he didn’t listen to me. I don’t understand why would anyone get married and then hide it,” she added.
Speaking about her divorce with Imran, she said getting married and making a marriage work are “two very different things”. “I think it is self-explanatory. If you keep a good behaviour and you are dedicated to making the relationship work, then you won’t reach a point where you have to get a divorce,” Reham said.
She said women in South Asia have been made accustomed to getting the shorter hand of the stick when it comes to marriages. “Even if our men are mediocre, or they’re not extraordinary in their behaviour towards their wives, the women stay married. They hardly ever ask for a divorce,” she said.
Reham also expressed discontent with the Supreme Court of Pakistan, saying she does not understand “how the highest court of law could label [Imran] sadiq and ameen.”
“As a Muslim, I am dumbfounded, and also feel disappointed,” Reham said, adding “sadiq and ameen” is a term used to praise Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). “No ordinary man can ever reach that status,” she said, adding that in her opinion, the top court has been “lenient” towards the PTI chief.
She said the court needs to explain to the public on what basis did it bestow Imran with that label.
“On that basis, I think Donald Trump should move to Pakistan. He would be given awards for protecting women’s rights,” Reham jested.
Reham further said she doesn’t think much when it comes to getting married but she is very careful about what she says and when. -PAK DESTINY