One of Pakistan’s most famous musicians, Salman Ahmad, who is also a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), alleged that the former wife of party chief Reham Khan took £0.1m to malign Imran Khan.
While speaking to Geo News, he remarked: “a close source has informed me that Reham Khan was given £0.1m from PML-N [Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] to write her book.”
The gist of her book is that PML-N leaders such as Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are “innocent” and that “[former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif] will be the next PM [prime minister].”
According to her, Imran Khan is a “hypocrite and a liar who doesn’t fast or pray.”
The singer also remarked that Reham Khan even called him and offered him money to malign Imran Khan.
“If you think that I am making this up then you are free to file a defamation case against me. I have all the evidence. I have the email that Reham Khan sent me,” he added.
Ahmed’s comments come in response to the upcoming book of Reham Khan which has become a source of an altercation in both mainstream and social media. The journalist’s upcoming book is said to revolve around her marriage to Imran Khan, the PTI chief.
Earlier, Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is also a stern supporter of PTI, had tweeted about how he had the “unfortunate experience of reading a manuscript of Reham Khans book”.
According to him, the summary of the book is that “IK [Imran Khan] is the most evil man to walk the face of this planet. Reham is the most pious righteous woman ever and Shehbaz Sharif is an amazing guy.”