LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and a TV presenter, has alleged that the content of her book was ‘stolen’ and that she was being followed by “private investigators” in Britain.
Reiterating that she had been harassed via emails since August 2017, Reham said that she had been shopping along with her son in UK, where she came across Husain Haqqani, but a private investigator took pictures of that ‘secret meeting’, which she sarcastically noted took place in a market, and shared online.
Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Wasim Akram, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Anila Khawaja and prominent psychiatrist Dr Ijaz Rehman have served defamation notices to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan over “defamatory” and “malicious” content in her upcoming book, media reported.
“All these things are being done because they appear to be too afraid of the book, which I announced publishing,” Mrs. Khan said.
According to a notice issued by British law firm Sweetman Burke and Sinker, each of them received copies of the manuscript for her book from an anonymous source and they think that the book contains “a litany of malicious, false, incorrect, highly misleading, callous, wanton, tortious, prejudicial, damaging, vilifying, and defamatory imputations” directed towards the filers.
The notice says that she made false claims about Wasim Akram and her wife, along with leveling a serious allegation against Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari.
PTI leader Anila Khawaja, on the other hand, has been accused of having an illicit affair with Imran Khan while Dr Ijaz Rehman (Reham Khan’s ex-husband) has been “falsely” accused of torture and domestic violence.
Asked when she says the manuscript was stolen, then it implies she is confirming the contents of her book, she replied: “They are saying the book has been published. The book has not been published, neither you have been conveyed a date of its publishing. Why should I answer this? You should ask them where they got it from.
“They should have asked us formally through lawyers about the contents relating to them, we would have provided it to them,” the former TV presenter said.
Despite being inquired repeatedly, she declined to either specifically deny or confirm the contents of her book regarding Imran Khan, late wife of former Test cricketer Wasim Akram and a female PTI member, without consulting her lawyer.
In his response, Hamza Ali Abbasi said that they didn’t steal any book, adding that he was glad that Reham did not deny [contents of] the manuscript.
“The one, whom Reham forwarded the manuscript of her book, sent it to me,” Abbasi claimed during his appearance on the show. “Reham is also aware of this” he claimed.
Reham, however, confirmed that she had finished writing her autobiography.
Meanwhile, Reham Khan has also served a legal notice to talk show host and PTI loyalist Hamza Ali Abbasi over what she termed allegations of taking money from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and of being opposed to the Pakistan Army.
The notice gives Hamza Ali Abbasi 15 days to publicly apologize to Reham Khan or the lady will go forward with a legal action demanding Rs5billion in damages.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) June 4, 2018