Reham Khan


Pakistan will be in a sad state if at all Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan becomes the prime minister, feels Reham Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician’s ex-wife.

Speaking to WION, Reham said marrying Imran, whom she accused of promoting hate politics, was the biggest mistake of her life.

“He is indulging in hate politics. His speeches are not decent enough to be printed in our textbooks,” Reham told WION.

Referring to Imran as an extremist, Reham said that Pakistan will soon be “labelled as an extremist nation” if the PTI comes to power.

Reham also alleged that no party has ever come to power in the country without ISI or Army’s support. “Nobody has come to power in Pakistan without the support of the establishment and if Imran comes to power he will come up that way too,” said Reham.

As for who would be a better candidate for prime minister, Reham feels Pakistan People’s Party president Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a “breath of fresh air.”

Reham recently released a tell-all where she has detailed her journey as a daughter, wife and a parent.

Although it contains sections about Imran, the journalist says the book is not about the cricketer-turned-politician. Instead, it is about herself.

“It’s an expose of me as a daughter, as a wife, as a parent,” Reham told NDTV. “My experiences may help someone. I have shared my mistakes. Why did I marry the man I married? That’s something girls should be made aware of. My motivation to improve awareness and suggest where we go wrong as human beings. When they go to vote, it will be helpful, ” stated Reham.

Reham, who was married to Imran for 10 months in 2015, also said the book is in public interest, and not revenge.

“What somebody does in their bedroom should be none of my business or your business or anyone’s business. But when those antics are connected to merit, when they are connected to someone’s ability to govern – or lack of ability in this case – then of course it is public interest. It is not about an extra-marital affair,” she said.