Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan files nomination for Karachi’s NA-243

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan files nomination for Karachi’s NA-243

The notice includes some highly sensational allegations that Reham has made in her manuscript about Akram and the three others.

Notably, Reham's 2015 marriage to Khan had lasted for only 10 months.

When asked again if women have reason to have apprehensions [of being sexually coerced] in relation to Imran Khan, Reham grew vague, "Yes".

She did not say that Imran had engaged in sexual harassment but claimed he had direct involvement in "nepotism or favours which have nothing to do with merit". She says, "Last year, former PTI member Ayesha Gulalai, while alleging Imran Khan of sending inappropriate messages, had said that he urged females to use BlackBerry so that messages can not be traced".

Reham also said, on Indian TV, that getting "sexual favours" to give out political positions was quite the norm in Pakistani politics, especially PTI. "It is sad that the PMLN and the Pakistan People's Party are actually looking cleaner than the PTI at the moment", the report quoted her as saying.

A civil court in Multan, Punjab, has issued a stay order against the book, and a notice to Reham, seeking her reply by June 9.

Similarly, certain quarters are accusing former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, of ghost writing the book after pictures of Haqqani and Reham Khan having lunch appeared on the internet.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems unfazed, at least officially, as far as the impact of Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan's upcoming book on the party's chances at next month's general election are concerned.

A PTI source confirmed that Reham's manuscript is not defamatory about Jemima Goldsmith and Reham was perhaps aware that Jemima Goldsmith could pose challenge to her through courts.

Earlier this year she told MailOnline she believed that the former cricketer is out of touch with modern Pakistan, after seeing "cringeworthy" photos of his third wedding, showing his new wife covered from head to toe in full veil.

In fact, Reham has been served a legal notice by four persons: Her first husband Ijaz Rehman, cricketer Wasim Akram, British businessman Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, and Khan's PTI media coordinator Anila Khawaja, who have claimed that she defamed them in her book, reported The Times of India.

"I am a Muslim Leaguer but not part of the PML-N", he had clarified and said with the emergence of different leagues, the real Muslim League has been completely destroyed.

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