Mumbai: Pakistan has received Imran Khan with open arms after the cricketer-turned-politician was recently sworn in as Prime Minister. However, former wife Reham Khan who on multiple instances criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief in past has launched another scathing attack on Imran.
Reham, a former BBC journalist revealed how difficult it was for her to speak out against Imran back during the time when both were married.
“The main issue between us was that he wanted me to be a politician's wife who would just enjoy the privilege of being that. He expected me to compliment him for being a great leader and not point out the corruption happening right under his nose. He wanted me not to share information I had as a journalist of what was happening in the province where he was in power. He wanted me to enjoy the luxury life he is so used to. I could not do that. People would bring me evidence of corruption and complaints wherever I went but Imran would first ignore them, then fly into a rage about it,” she was quoted as saying by Firstpost.
Reham further revealed how their relationship took a u-turn once she made her differences clear.
“Love is about shared values and principles. Imran is a typical career politician and I am an uncompromising activist. It was difficult for me because I became quite attached to him, but it was also impossible for me to overlook his complete lack of interest in governing or providing any relief for the people. He wanted a smiling wife who would happily travel with him to luxury hotels in private jets or enjoy living quietly in his sprawling residence. With time, I saw through him and as I confronted him over the rampant corruption and a 180-degree turn in the ideology of the PTI, our relationship went rapidly downhill. A wife was not needed anymore and I was used as a sacrificial goat instead,” she added.