Reham Khan’t

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |

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Reham kicked off her career at the BBC after studying a postgraduate course ‘in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay College’, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, according to her own official website.

However, according to officials at North Lindsey, it has never offered such a course, but that is a whole other can of worms, for now we will focus on the much talked and debated about eventual book that the two time divorcee (Not, that there is any wrong in that) has written according to her own admission as an ‘autobiography’ of her life and struggles starting from humble beginnings and becoming a self made woman who went abroad and landed a job at the prestigious British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) earning the moniker of ‘weather girl’ and then returning back home to become a successful television current affairs anchor in Pakistan.

She was previously married to her first cousin Ejazur Rehman when she was just 19 years old. Her cousin and former husband was 33 at the time.

Her first marriage ended in 2010 after the couple developed differences over Reham’s job at the BBC and according to her first husbands excessively abusive behavior.

Then Reham married one of the biggest names in the history of Pakistan, be it sports or Politics, Imran Khan was synonymous and a revered force at the time, both tied the knot in a fairly odd fashion where rumors were rampant about a possible union between the two though both parties involved kept denying any such thing till the last minute, it was a media frenzy to say the least.

Not everything went as expected though, Imran Khan and Reham Khan divorced after just 10 months of marriage.

The former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is blamed for many things — ranging from a coup, the Kargil war, to the debacle with Bugti and Lal Masjid. But not many people may know that much of Imran Khan’s current problems are also Musharraf’s doing, reads an excerpt of a not so old article published in the Print  penned by the second wife of the cricketer turned politician.

Now dog’s played an Integral part in the downfall of the wedding, dogs are at the epicenter of the entire debacle.

Reham goes on to write, “I was told that Musharraf left his collection of dogs in the safe hands of Air Marshal Asghar Khan, the leader of Tehreek-i-Istiqlal (a political party). One of them, an Alsatian was given to Imran.

I met Sheru in 2013. I remember the dog falling in love with me immediately. But he died soon afterwards.”

Sheru (Lion/Tiger) the Dog

 

When I moved into the Bannigala home, I brought my beautiful Belgian shepherd Maximus with me. It took no time for Imran to ditch all his other dogs, allowing Maximus alone the privilege of sleeping with him in his bedroom.

 

When I left Imran, Maximus came with me too.

Imran likes handsome dogs. A dog I had insisted on keeping, whom he referred to as Pidu, was also not to his taste because his ears had been cut off at birth.

I tried to protect him as much as I could but one day I was sure poor Pidu had met his end. We were returning from dinner and Imran, with his trademark reckless driving, ran him over. In the dark all I heard was the helpless yelping of the dog.

In stunned silence I walked to my room, too upset to speak or look at the dog. Surprisingly, the dog escaped with a slight injury but Imran banished him after that incident. Before Sheru, a beautiful Kochi dog had died from dehydration as Imran was on a trek and had forgotten about the dog.

GOOD BOY!

The Mystery will unravel shortly, I have done the maths and cracked the code, so to say, but bear with me for a little while longer as Reham introduces us to the fourth and perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle, MOTU!

Some have made rather cruel jokes about Sheru, and said the dog was perhaps not of a canine variety. I suspect it could be Motu, an offspring of Sheru,that is causing the disturbance. But then, Motu is not really an indoor type.

In my limited understanding I have added two and two, if someone differs with my understanding of the symbolism then I am sorry, Sheru/Sher and Motu/Mota roughly translating to ‘Fat – Lion’ or a ‘Fat – Tiger’, so is Reham saying that someone bearing the particular symbolism may be responsible for the love affair to hit a screeching halt? Only Reham can answer that lingering question.

The ending to the article is a cliffhanger and leaves the reader clamoring for more, ‘ Reham Khan is a journalist, child rights activist, and single parent in Pakistan. The full story about ‘the dogs’ appears in the author’s forthcoming book titled Reham Khan.

Our resident mustachioed, baritone-d, “pretty faced” (If you saw his shows with the manuscript in hand, you’d know) Hamza Ali Abbasi has been on a tear with an apparent 600 page manuscript which he claimed that a member of Reham Khan’s team has leaked to him out of the goodness of his heart or any other means of persuasion, the entire manuscript of the upcoming ‘autobio-graphic novel’.

If the alleged manuscript is to be trusted then the content is completely and utterly something out of a probable playboy mansion.

Orgies, Homosexuality, Lust, Desire, Vanity, Drugs, Parties, Prostitution, Perversion etc are just some of the controversial topics discussed in the allegedly ‘leaked’ manuscript.

In espionage terminology, honeypot and honey trap are terms for recruitment involving sexual seduction.

The act of deliberately using sex appeal to persuade someone into carrying out a personal or professional agenda.

I am not pointing fingers at the single mother who is braving the storm which is society, everyday of her life but fingers are pointed and logical questions need logical answers, who has benefited from the entire episode?

No matter what ones political or personal differences are with Imran Khan, that man has never talked ill of Reham Khan since the divorce and that is an undeniable fact.

Reham has yet to deny the contents of the manuscript and looks to get the book published and out in the market before the upcoming general election in Pakistan.

With regards to the denial or approval of the contents of the alleged manuscript of the upcoming novel, Reham sent out a dubious tweet which raises further questions on the agenda of the upcoming book and it’s content.


The Fiasco reminds me of a marketing technique, unlike typical public marketing campaigns that utilize billboards, guerrilla marketing involves the application of multiple techniques and practices in order to establish direct contact with the customers.One of the goals of this interaction is to cause an emotional reaction in the clients and the final goal of marketing is to get people to remember brands in a different way than they are used to . The technique involves from flyer distribution in public spaces to creating an operation at major event or festival mostly without directly connecting to the event but using the opportunity. The challenge with any guerrilla marketing campaign is to find the correct place and time to do the operation without getting involved in legal issues.

Whatever the case may be, useful idiots are easy to find and conniving shrewd opportunists are ready to swallow you whole, Pakistan has seen turbulent times and I hope and pray that we are not headed to more of the same or worse.

Now to put a lid on this non-issue and focus on more pertinent ones.

 

The writer tweets @Reb_ali_ous

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