Multan civil court issues stay order on Reham Khan’s book over PTI’s petition

MULTAN: On Tuesday, a civil court issued a stay order on the publication of journalist Reham Khan’s book on the petition of Mustafa Chohan, President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lawyers wing.

Advertisement

The court after a briefing hearing also summoned Reham, who is the former wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, Husain Haqqani as well as PEMRA.

Furthermore,  today Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry alleged some key leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-(Nawaz) and Pakistan’s  ex envoy  to Washington Hussain Haqqani of being behind a book authored by  Imran  Khan’s former wife Reham Khan.

Speaking to media,  Fawad Chaudhry demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan to ban the  book if it is possible.
“This is  the Raiwind Network which is being run by Hussain Haqqani,” the spokesman said.

Chaudhry sought Reham Khan to render apology for what she had written in the book and cancel her plan to publish it.

He said the Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber-wing should take notice of the alleged exchange of emails between Reham Khan and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal.

However on Monday,  Reham Khan’s former husband Ijaz Rehman, former cricketer Wasim Akram, British Pakistani businessman Zulfi Bukhari and Anila Khawaja, British Pakistani female activist linked with PTI has send defamation notice to Reham Khan over the contents of her upcoming book.

According to details a “pre-action defamation protocol” letter, addressed to Reham Khan by a West London law firm, representing Rehman, Akram, Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfi Bukhari and PTI’s media coordinator Anila Khawaja, claims that the manuscript of her purported autobiography titled “Reham Khan” contains a “litany of malicious, false, incorrect, highly misleading, callous, wanton, tortious, prejudicial, damaging, libelous and defamatory” imputations against its clients.

In the book, Reham Khan describes Anila Khawaja as the ‘Chief of the Harem’.

According to notice, Reham Khan accused her first husband Ijaz Rehman of beating her and declared him responsible for separation.

Meanwhile, Reham Khan has also served a legal notice to talk show host and PTI loyalist Hamza Ali Abbasi over what she termed allegations of taking money from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and of being opposed to the Pakistan Army.

Former cricketer Wasim Akram has said he would take legal action against Reham Khan, adding that he had met Reham Khan only once.

“My late wife was a great women, Reham is doing it for money,” former cricketer added.

Earlier today, Reham Khan denied an earlier allegations by Fawad Chaudhry of having met Maryam Nawaz — daughter of PTI chief Imran Khan’s political rival Nawaz Sharif.

The former journalist and now a budding author had remained at the centre of controversy after the manuscript of Reham’s book was conveniently leaked online, which irked several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders who took to Twitter to accuse her of being part of an “agenda” ahead of the upcoming general elections.

In an interview to a private television channel, Reham refuted allegations of receiving money from Shehbaz Sharif.

“The accusation of receiving money from Shehbaz is incorrect, I never met him or Maryam,” she said, threatening to take the accusers to court.

Reham also requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to take notice of the issue.

“I cannot understand why Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is apprehensive about my book,” she said in the interview.

Reham Khan on Saturday in a series of tweets alleged that actor and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporter Hamza Ali Abbasi has been threatening her since August 2017.

Abbasi on Friday tweeted that he had the “very unfortunate experience of reading a manuscript of Reham Khan’s book”.

Advertisement