Reham Khan & Imran Khan Near to Divorce Eachother Watch Clip
Whatever is said about BBC presenter Reham Khan – and people have said plenty in recent months – there is no doubting her fierce ambition.
In just three years she has gone from covering local fetes on the regional news programme South Today, to becoming one of the foremost television presenters and political activists in Pakistan.
A canny marriage to the former international cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan, 62, has helped, of course, and so has depicting herself as an abused wife and an abandoned mother-of-three who was left to bring up her children on her own. ‘I have earned my freedom,’ she told one interviewer.
These shocking claims won widespread public sympathy for the glamorous 43-year-old and made her a champion of women’s rights.
It’s a status she has used to promote herself in her husband’s political party in what her critics say is a naked bid to create a political dynasty. One of her sons is already involved.
But there is one man who has a very different take on Reham’s emotion-fuelled back story. He is Dr Ijaz Rehman, her first cousin and also the ex-husband she left behind in Britain.
Dr Rehman, 54, a consultant psychiatrist in Lincolnshire, accuses his former wife of slandering his good name and, despite the turmoil already affecting their inter-related families, is threatening legal action against her.
He says, bluntly, that she used him ‘like toilet paper to clean up her image’ after she found herself harshly criticised by traditionalists in Pakistan who saw Imran’s bride as far too Westernised.
This is the first time that Dr Rehman has agreed to be interviewed: for personal and professional reasons, he is wary of entering the public arena. But Reham’s consistent refusal to apologise – and what he sees as continuing damage to his reputation – now means, he says, he has no choice.