In an apparent swipe at Imran Khan, former wife of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief, Reham Khan has she hoped the former cricketer doesn’t do to Pakistan what he did with her last year at this time. She told Geo News that she had jokingly mentioned on October 31 last year, that she wanted a present ahead of the couple’s wedding anniversary. “He divorced me instead,” she said. Then added – “Let’s pray he doesn’t do something like this with Pakistan.” Notably, Imran and his party plan to hold massive protests in Islamabad on November 2 to protest Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif allegedly being implicated in the Panama Papers leak.
The cricketer-turned-politician’s second marriage to British TV presenter Reham lasted a mere 10 months and ended abruptly in November last year. In an interview with The Express Tribune last year, Reham talked about how the two of them turned out to be of completely different personalities. “I tried to talk to him, I’m very talkative and I’m very chatty but, you know, you can’t exactly with Imran Khan. You can’t discuss the colour of the curtains, you can only talk politics. You cannot exactly discuss Bollywood films with him. God knows I tried,” she told the Pakistani newspaper. “He’s not very romantic. He never gave me anything, not even a wedding band” she added.
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Reiterating his plans to put up a show of strength in Islamabad on November 2nd to seek accountability of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Saturday said Nawaz Sharif’s government resembles dictatorship and not a democracy. “We will show Nawaz Sharif on November 2 what democracy is,” Khan said. Khan was under house arrest at his Bani Gala residence on Friday as police attacked scores of PTI’s workers before carting off many of them to prison.
The PTI and the Pakistani Government have been at loggerheads since the names of members of Prime Minister Sharif’s family appeared in the Panama Papers leaks. Following the reports, Khan-led PTI have been demanding the Pakistan premier to resign or present himself for accountability in the backdrop of the Panama Papers scandal. However, the government remains adamant that it will not allow the PTI to shut down Islamabad and said that action will be taken against the party according to law.