Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan has alleged that she was accosted by unidentified men who opened fire at the vehicle she was travelling in on Sunday night.
Targeting her former husband over the attack, Reham Khan said Pakistan had become a land of “cowards, thugs and the greedy” under Imran Khan’s rule.
“On the way back from my nephew’s marriage my car just got fired at and two men on a motorbike held vehicle at gunpoint! I had just changed vehicles. My PS and driver were in the car. This is Imran Khan’s New Pakistan? Welcome to the state of cowards, thugs and the greedy!,” she tweeted.
On the way back from my nephew’s marriage my car just got fired at & two men on a motorbike held vehicle at gunpoint!! I had just changed vehicles.
My PS & driver were in the car. This is Imran Khan’s New Pakistan? Welcome to the state of cowards, thugs & the greedy!!
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) January 2, 2022
Though unscathed, Reham Khan said the incident had left her “outraged and concerned”. She also remarked that she would have preferred a duel over a “cowardly covert attempt”.
A journalist of British-Pakistani origin and a former TV anchor, Reham Khan was married to Imran Khan from 2014 to October 30, 2015. The 48-year-old is known for being a vocal critic of her former husband and frequently slams him for his style of governance and remarks in the public.
Following the Pulwama attack in 2019, Reham Khan had said Imran Khan was a puppet of the country’s military and had come into power by compromising on ideology and moderate policy.