Ex-wife Reham clarifies stance as reports claim her book termed Imran Khan homosexual

She also gave statement on who was responsible behing leaking of excerpts from her manuscript .

Islamabad: The ongoing tussle between Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ex-wife Reham Khan is getting mucky.

While there were reports in Pakistani media, stating that Reham had termed Imran of being homosexual and having relationships with Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf) member Murad Saeed, she clarified her stance on the issue .

The 45-year-old former reporter with BBC in interview with NDTV said that the excerpts from the manuscript have been released by her former husband's political party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

There "is no book yet", she told NDTV before adding that the ones who claimed to have extracts of the manuscript would be guilty of "theft".

"What somebody does in their bedroom should be none of my business or your business or anyone's business. But when those antics are connected to merit, when they are connected to someone's ability to govern - or lack of ability in this case - then of course it is public interest. It is not about an extra-marital affair," she said.

"Sexual harassment, sexual perversion, sexual favours, that is in public interest because this is nepotism - if somebody gets a position in the party or a ticket because of a sexual favour or amount of money they bring in, or someone is limited if they cannot give sexual favours or money, that is public interest...The things you are referring to need to be said," she added.

The book, insisted Reham Khan, is not about Imran Khan.

"It's an expose of me as a daughter, as a wife, as a parent. My experiences may help someone. I have shared my mistakes. Why did I marry the man I married? That's something girls should be made aware of. My motivation to improve awareness and suggest where we go wrong as human beings. When they go to vote, it will be helpful."

On whether the memoirs were timed to coincide with the elections for maximum attention and impact, Reham Khan said: "I have written it in a very cool-headed frame of mind. I sat down, thought very objectively about this. I think it's a ludicrous line of defence by those who fear the book - why shouldn't people know the reality when they are going up to elections? In 2013 I voted for PTI and deeply regret it. People need to know."

When asked what went wrong with her marriage to Imran Khan she said "What went wrong was nothing on a personal level. I wanted to write something myself and tell you in details what was happening. It wasn't a personal rift. I was very devoted to my husband, I loved him dearly. But I feel you go through a process in life. And I have a certain ideology."

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