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Reham signs divorce papers, refutes allegations against her

Updated November 07, 2015

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She turned down allegations of taking money from PTI officials and termed them as baseless and ludicrous. —Photo by Belal Khan/File
She turned down allegations of taking money from PTI officials and termed them as baseless and ludicrous. —Photo by Belal Khan/File

KARACHI: Reham Khan announced on Saturday that she has signed her divorce papers, thus officially ending her marriage with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan.

In a statement issued from London, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, Reham cited ‘a breakdown in relationship’ as the reason that led them to part ways.

Reham said the decision to take divorce from Imran was taken before she left for England, saying “it was best to part ways so our work commitments were not affected by our personal problems”.

She, however, criticised and condemned the media for acting unbecomingly, as it levelled baseless accusations regarding the divorce and behaved out of accord.

“The quest for ratings and misogynistic witch hunt is shameful,” she maintained.

While responding to the allegations, Reham said that reports of her receiving Rs50 million from Aleem Khan and Rs80 million from Faisal Vawda are false.

“The allegation of any physical violence is not only pure fiction but ludicrous,” she added.

Reham also denied media reports related to someone trying to poison Imran, saying “no stomach washing was ever carried out”.

While sharing her future plans, Reham announced to continue working on issues related to child protection and other projects and causes that are dear to her.

Earlier this week, the PTI had also rubbished the reports doing the rounds on local television channels and said that “Reham Khan had not hit Imran Khan”.

The official response by Shireen Mazari, the spokesperson for PTI chairman Imran Khan, came after local television channels reported that there may have been a physical altercation between the couple.

Mazari had expressed regret "at the manner in which malicious rumours are being given out regarding the breakup of Chairman Khan's marriage to Reham Khan."

PTI Chairman Imran Khan and TV journalist Reham Khan had divorced with mutual consent last week after 10 months of marriage, stirring chatter on news channels and on social media.

The two remained one of Pakistan's most-talked-about couples throughout their marriage and even after their divorce.

—With additional input by Irfan Haider from Islamabad.