ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan has claimed that she had asked the cricketer-turned-politician for a wedding anniversary gift last year but he divorced her instead.
TV journalist Reham Khan said she had jokingly mentioned on October 31 last year that she wanted a present ahead of the couple’s wedding anniversary.
“He divorced me instead,” she said.
Taking a swipe at the PTI chief, she said, “Let’s pray he doesn’t do something like this with Pakistan.”
Imran Khan and Reham Khan had announced their decision to split on October 30, about 10 months after their marriage in January, amid reports that Imran objected to her meddling in politics.
Former Pakistani cricket legend’s marriage to the TV journalist was his second after his first marriage with English heiress Jemima Goldsmith for nine years ended in divorce in June, 2004. Imran and Jemima have two sons from their marriage.
Amid speculation over the reasons for her divorce with Imran, Reham had said nobody but they themselves were responsible for it. She had lamented that everyone had a say in her married life and she felt the whole of Pakistan was her “sasural”.
PTI Chairman on Sunday had reiterated his resolve to shut down Islamabad on November 2 and instructed all party workers throughout the country to reach his residence ahead of the planned lockdown of the capital at any cost.