Reham: Long-term partnership matters more in real life

Reham Khan
Reham Khan

Reham Khan

Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan, said that you may hit sixes but what really matters in real life is whether you can sustain a long-term partnership and complete a century.

Reham expressed these veiled views while speaking at a media conference.

Reham also highlighted the problems being faced by the journalists in Pakistan in general and the media house she is associated with in particular.

Referring to working women, she said women play an important role in a society and they must be accorded due respect. Women are insecure in Pakistan and subjecting women to mud-slinging is highly inappropriate, she added.

“You will have to respect women, if you want to bring about change,” Reham said.

She said that no one should discuss someone’s private life in public. Reham left Pakistan for UK after the couple filed for divorce.

Imran married Reham, a former BBC weather host and a divorced mother of three, in January this year in a simple ceremony at his Islamabad home.

“We have decided to part ways and file for divorce,” Reham Khan said in a brief statement on her Twitter account Friday.

Imran tweeted that it was a “painful time” and that he has “the greatest respect for Reham’s moral character & her passion to work for & help the underprivileged.”

Naeem ul Haque, Imran Khan’s spokesman told AFP the decision to divorce was mutual.

“It’s a painful and personal matter, so I won’t be able to comment more or state any reason for it,” he said.

Loved by millions across the cricket-obsessed nation for winning Pakistan its only World Cup in 1992, Khan’s sporting prowess and rugged good looks also brought him international fame in a country lacking glamor.

He was considered his country’s most eligible man until he suddenly announced his plans to marry shortly after launching a movement to topple the government in August 2014, which he called off in December after a Taliban attack on a school that killed 150 people.

Reham Khan, host of a local TV talk show, was widely criticized after she appeared at public meetings of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) party, with opponents accusing her of seeking to boost her own profile through her husband’s fame.

She found particularly harsh reception in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, governed by PTI.


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