Wasim Akram sends legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife
GB news 24 desk//
Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan has been served a legal notice by four persons, including cricket star Wasim Akram, after she made sensational disclosures about their sex lives in her upcoming book.
The notice sent by her first husband Dr Ijaz Rehman, cricketer Wasim Akram, a British businessman, Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, and Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) media coordinator Anila Khawaja, claims that she defamed them in her autobiography, the manuscript of which was leaked online recently + .
The upcoming book ‘Reham Khan’, reportedly includes details of her interactions with various celebrities and her marriage with Imran Khan which ended in divorce 15 months later.
A ‘pre-action defamation protocol’ letter, was issued by a West London law firm to Reham on May 30, on behalf of Dr Rehman, Akram, Bukhari and Khawaja, claiming that the manuscript of her upcoming contains a ‘litany of malicious, false, incorrect, highly misleading, callous, wanton, tortuous, prejudicial, damaging, libelous and defamatory’ imputations against its clients.
The notice includes some highly sensational allegations that Reham has made in her manuscript about Akram and the three others.
At pages 402 and 572 of the leaked online content of the book, Reham accused Akram of using his late wife to carry out his sexual fantasies by arranging a black man have sex with her while he watched.
‘This is grossly defamatory, indecent and disrespectful to our client’s late wife. Wasim Akram is an internationally well known former Pakistani cricketer and media personality who is being acknowledged by cricket experts and fans as being one of the best test fast bowlers in the history of first class cricket,’ the notice stated.
On page 464 of the book, Bukhari, Imran Khan’s London-based top aide, has been accused of doing dirty work for Khan. She alleged that Bukhari had arranged an abortion for a young woman in London impregnated by Imran Khan.
Khawaja has been accused of having an illicit affair with Imran and exercising enormous hold and control over him. ‘Reham called her ‘chief of the harem’ in the manuscript,’ the notice claimed.
According to the legal notice, Reham held her first husband Dr Rehman responsible for several failures in their marriage through much of the manuscript beginning with the chapter, entitled, ‘The Door’, at page 5. Rehman, the notice said, was wrongly portrayed as being ‘nasty, mean and cruel.’
The notice provides Reham with 14 days to meet various conditions to avoid further action. She has been asked not to publish the manuscript in its current form, and to remove the defamatory passages and give in writing that the allegations in the manuscript are false and will not be repeated in the published book.