LONDON (Staff Report) – While Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan keeps his mouth shut at breakage of his second marriage, former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan continues discussing her life with the first and reasons behind their break up.
In a latest interview with BBC, Reham Khan described her life with Imran Khan saying that “I was at place in Pakistan where I could go on war of words.”
Responding to a question TV anchor said that she felt demonised after her divorce with Imran Khan. Few people even accused me of poisoning the PTI chief, she added.
People just want to understand that divorcees are not criminals, she said.
She also expressed her will to rejoin Pakistani media soon, saying that my life is all about journalism and struggle.
Meanwhile in a Twitter post Reham Khan has said that she has not received any money from Imran Khan nor she has received ‘Haq Mehr,’ the marriage money.
Misreporting Alert: I asked for nothing nor did I receive any Haq Mehr. https://t.co/u88bXoyBoC
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) November 18, 2015
Earlier in an article in The Guardian, Reham said it was not true that Imran Khan’s sisters pushed him to divorce me. We just could not establish a strong marriage bond between us and hence we broke away in just ten months, she added.
The BBC weather girl said that only she and her husband were responsible for their separation, after hurling allegations of black magic and in-house conspiracy against her.
She also narrated her time as the wife of Pakistan’s legendary cricketer and politician in a very emotional way.
Following my marriage with Imran Khan the whole country had become just like my in-laws, Reham noted. She said everybody was openly discussing and interfering with our private lives in Pakistan.
While discussing her ambition to join politics, she said that her husband’s party never accepted him and several key leaders ran campaign against me saying that they don’t want to indulge into party matters.
I had decided to stay out of party’s affairs in August this year and my husband also agreed with me, she said.
Earlier in“Why Imran Divorced Me” interview with The Sunday Times, Reham Khan said that she thought Imran Khan was in love with her but it was not true and she was left defenseless against the media criticism.
Reham Khan revealed that her marriage with him was not registered anywhere in Pakistan or Britain.
“Imran Khan did not give me my marriage ring or bangles even,” Reham has been quoted saying.
Nobody from Imran Khan’s political party, PTI, or his family took charge to explain my position in that situation, she complained.
Instead I was told to ignore the smear campaign by Pakistani media while Imran Khan thought all this will automatically come to an end, she added.
When asked about her relationship with Imran’s family, Reham told her husband’s sisters had categorically stated that they are against our marriage. They said I was not enough good to be their brother’s wife and they never welcomed me as his wife even after marriage, she explained.
Meanwhile my own brother was also not happy at my marriage with Imran Khan and I had to convince him for this, she said.
Commenting about her willingness to take over Imran Khan’s political party, the TV anchor said party’s senior leadership had told Imran Khan that they were uneasy in working with me. She further added that one of close aides of Imran Khan even said that he only wanted me to cook in the kitchen.
Dismissing the rumors of hitting her husband and not allowing his pet dogs in bedroom, Reham Khan said that her relationship with Imran Khan was much troubled in the last month of marriage at which they decided to part their ways finally.
Referring to her ‘black magic’ tweets, Reham said that I had found some suspicious papers of magical spells from Bani Gala residence. She however avoided telling further details about the person behind this.
I will be back in Pakistan very soon and resume my job as TV journalist, she said in answer to a question about her future plan.
Imran Khan, 62, married Reham Khan, 41, in January this year, after weeks long denial to claims of senior journalist Arif Nizami that said the couple was set to marry.
The couple formally tied knot in Islamabad and celebrated their valima at Khan’s residence in Bani Gala after months of speculation about secret marriage.
Reham, divorced mother-of-three, earlier lived in Britain and was associated with BBC as a weather host.
Imran Khan married to Jemima Goldsmith in May 1995. Jemima was a British writer and activist. They have two sons, Sulaiman Isa Khan and Qasim Khan. The marriage ended in divorce in 2004.