Re­ham won't at­tend PTI events in fu­ture: Im­ran

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) Chair­man Im­ran Khan said on Tues­day that his wife Re­ham Khan will not con­test elec­tions on a party ticket.

"PTI is op­posed to all forms of nepo­tism. Re­ham Khan will hold no po­lit­i­cal po­si­tion, no po­si­tion in KP; nor will be given any of­fi­cial pro­to­col," Khan tweeted. The PTI Chair­man clar­i­fied that Re­ham had only at­tended PTI func­tions at the con­stant in­sis­tence of PTI mem­bers, es­pe­cially the women. "I am ap­palled and dis­gusted by at­tacks on Re­ham af­ter our loss in NA-19 elec­tions. She only went to cam­paign there on the in­sis­tence of the can­di­date."

Im­ran Khan went on to say that Re­ham was politi­cised and one of the great­est achieve­ments of the PTI dharna (sit in) was to make our women and youth politi­cised. He added that peo­ple can only fight for their rights ef­fec­tively and against in­jus­tice when they are politi­cised. "Re­ham Khan al­ready has too much on her plate, es­pe­cially work­ing with street chil­dren. In fu­ture, she will not at­tend any PTI func­tion/event."

Khan added that he had in­sisted that Re­ham come to Karachi and visit NA-246 dur­ing the by­elec­tion as they wanted to chal­lenge the fear fac­tor and get women out to vote. Re­ham Khan also took to Twit­ter on Tues­day and ex­pressed her sup­port for the PTI cause say­ing that "it is some­thing my hus­band has de­voted his life too."

Rehman said she would have sup­ported any­thing her hus­band had put his heart and soul in, adding that she sees him work­ing long hours alone for the fu­ture of the na­tion.

"Khan and I have the same goal to see Pak­istan pros­per. He pur­sues it via a po­lit­i­cal party and I work vol­un­tar­ily for ed­u­cat­ing our chil­dren," Re­ham tweeted.

Re­ham added that she had re­peat­edly said she was not in­ter­ested in con­tent­ing be­cause those who do haven't made Pak­istan any bet­ter. "I had de­clined in­vi­ta­tions for can­di­dacy from po­lit­i­cal par­ties long be­fore get­ting mar­ried to Im­ran Khan." Re­ham fur­ther said she had sup­ported oth­ers but had never sought the sup­port of any­one to achieve any­thing in life.

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