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Zeba Warsia decodes the ‘Ugly & Dirty Imran Khan’

Imran Khan the educated, savvy, sophisticated, earnest, honest man, a super hero of sorts in Pakistan and a global icon. That’s how the world has always known Imran Khan. But one book of his ex-wife Reham Khan has shaken the very image of Imran Khan, sowed doubts in the hearts of all who loved him or looked up to and divided the opinion of people about him like never before.
THE IMRAN KHAN
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician who is the current Chairman of the Pakistan Movement of Justice and the top contender for the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the upcoming Pakistani general election, 2018. Prior to entering politics, Imran Khan was a cricketer and philanthropist. He played international cricket for two decades and is credited to leading Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup. While his talent has been an add on, his personality made him of the most attractive and charismatic global icons of present times. While this is how most in Pakistan and around the world see Imran Khan as, his ex-wife Reham Khan has shattered changed this perception that people had about Imran Khan, in ways worse than any human mind’s imagination.
REHAM KHAN – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan has referred to her biography as “an in-depth book about my life and relationships”. Born in Libya to Pakistani parents, Reham, was educated mostly in Britain. The former Ms Khan began her career as a weather forecaster at BBC. She later also worked with the BBC as a broadcast journalist. Months after excerpts from her manuscript were leaked, Imran’s former wife Reham Khan’s book finally came out on Thursday. Reham writes in depth about her 10-month marriage, detailing the political atmosphere and the leaders in Pakistan at that point.
THE BLACK MAGIC
Reham Khan narrates an incident wherein she allegedly saw the PTI leader Imran Khan rubbing black lentils all over his naked body to “ward off a curse”.
THE DRUGS
Reham Khan makes startling revelations about Imran’s alleged drug addiction. She writes that she had caught her husband red-handed snorting coke in their bathroom. While he allegedly assured her that she need not worry about his drug problem, she claims that the habit never stopped. She also writes about how he used a mouth guard to stop his teeth from clenching due to the effects of coke. He also did heroin, the book claims. She further writes that Imran had possession of all sorts of tranquillisers. She also mentions that the former cricketer could not remember the things he said because of the high amount of drugs he did and the coke he allegedly snorted. She narrates TYPE TEXT –> “The typical day’s cocktail would generally consist of half an ecstasy tablet and one or two lumps of coke, followed by two to three sedatives at night. It wasn’t until the last month that he started hiding the dispenser in his jacket pockets. It appeared that Imran was doing about six grams a night,”  the book claims.
WOMANIZER, GAY & TRANSGENDERS
Reham Khan claims that her ex-husband engaged in gay encounters. Naming his close friend, Moby, she states that the men were in a “live-in relationship” despite the latter being married. She also mentions how she allegedly found empty cigar cases and huge tubes of KY jelly on Imran Khan’s bedside table. When quizzed about it, Imran said the lubricant and the metal cases were used together. “His ‘preferences’ became clear. My look of horror produced peals of laughter from my sexually liberated husband,” she writes. Another shocking revelation that the book makes is Imran’s alleged sexual encounters with many women leaders in PTI. Reham further claims that several women in the party would boast (to Imran) about the number of men they had sexual encounters with. His alleged penchant for ‘sexting’, the book claims, was well known in Lahori circles. She also writes about how Imran allegedly boasted about a threesome with famous singer Grace Jones. “He would revisit these fantasies, describing his alleged threesomes with the black singer and a famous model-wife of a rock star back in the eighties,” the book states. Besides Reham also writes about a sexual encounter between Imran and a transgender dancer.
THE ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN
Reham Khan hints about a conversation that she had with her ex-husband regarding Tyrian White, his alleged daughter with Sita White. Imran allegedly told her that Tyrian was not the only one and that he had five other illegitimate children “that he knew of”. Other than her, the book claims that only Jemima Goldsmith, Imran’s first wife, was aware of the “illegitimate” children. The book also claims that Imran Khan told his then wife that a few of the women he had children with are married Indian women who were thrilled to have the child since they couldn’t otherwise in their marriage. Imran is also alleged to have said that the eldest child was 34 years old.
The freedom of media in Pakistan is something that has been debated upon by many. In her book, Reham claims that her former husband had influence of several leading media houses in the country. Even in the organisations that he boycotted, there were “plants” who served as pro-PTI voices.
THE POLITICAL STORM
With a general election just days away, a tell-all memoir of Imran Khan’s troubled second marriage is the last thing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader needs. And it doesn’t help that the book claims he once admitted to having at least five illegitimate children. The book is causing a political storm in Pakistan at the time of general elections for taking to task the PM hopeful.
Leaders are suppose to be role models. But in modern day politics, politicians have become indulge in actions of disgust that goes behind the comprehension of the human brain. How will Imran Khan salvage his image or stand up for progress and development of Pakistan are the Qs being asked. Whether Imran Khan becomes the Pakistani PM or not, the damage is done.

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