ISLAMABAD – Responding to critics of his wife in a series of tweets, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan clarified early on Tuesday morning that his wife – Reham Khan – will neither contest elections on a party ticket nor will attend any party events.
In a series of tweets, the PTI chairman expressed ‘disgust’ over attacks on Reham after the party lost NA-19, Haripur elections to a Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) candidate. “She only went to campaign there on insistence of the candidate,” he said. “For the record, Reham has only attended the PTI functions at the constant insistence of the PTI members, especially the women,” he added.
“Reham Khan will hold no party position, no position in KP; nor will be given any official protocol,” Imran said. “Already has too much on her plate, especially working with street children,” he said she will not attend any PTI function or event. Imran stressed his wife was ‘politicised’ and politicisation of women was one of the achievements of his sit-in held last year in the federal capital against the incumbent government.
The PTI chief also maintained that in NA-246 by-polls, he insisted Reham to visit Karachi and the constituency.
I am appalled & disgusted by attacks on Reham after our loss in NA 19 elec. She only went to campaign there on insistence of the candidate.
For the record, Reham has only attended PTI functions at the constant insistence of PTI members, especially the women.
Reham Khan already has too much on her plate, esp working with street children. In future, she will not attend any PTI function/event.
2/2 Because only when people are politicised can they fight effectively for their rights & against injustice.
In NA 246 by election, I insisted Reham come to Khi & visit NA 246. We wanted to challenge the fear factor & get women voters out to vote.