Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politicial Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan opened up on the World Cup-winning captain becoming Pakistan’s next Prime Minister, saying that she had expected the win in the Pakisan general elections.
Imran, who led Pakistan to global glory in 1992, is set to become the PM of Pakistan after his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took an extended lead in the general elections.
Speaking to the The Hindu, she said, “I knew that this would be the result. But I also knew that if elections were fair and free, there is no chance he would have won.
“It is impossible that the party did well in so many places, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), where the PTI government was unpopular. In other places like Lahore and Karachi, what is unbelievable is that serious and experienced candidates have been defeated by unknown novices from the PTI,” she added.
She also spoke about the 65-year-old’s links with the military.
“As a wife, you see and hear things. Imran always spoke about his links with the military. In 2008, he may have boycotted out of pique, out of feeling upset that they didn’t support him, but when I knew him, he always boasted about their support.
“He was always so sure that he would become Prime Minister that I think this plan to put Imran Khan in power came two or three years ago,” she continued.
She also said that Imran had many connections in India.
“Yes, he has spent a lot of time in India and has many friends in India. This is why I feel he should not have been critical of India in his campaign. It is all so hypocritical. Let us imagine he actually wants healthy relations with India, and means it when he spoke of more trade ties.
But what did he do to the Sharifs when they wanted to increase business ties with India? He called them gaddars (traitors),” she added....