We’re all humans and we all make mistakes. PTI chairman Imran Khan admits that he too has made a few,one of them being his marriage to Reham Khan.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail, he said: “Normally I don’t say anything about Reham, but I will say this: I’ve made some mistakes in my life, but my second marriage has to be the biggest.”
He divorced Reham only after 10 months of a rocky relationship, and since then, the breakup has cost him his reputation. She has accused him of adultery, drug-taking and fathering children out of wedlock.
However, when speaking of his third marriage with Bushra Maneka, he said, “I did not catch a glimpse of my wife’s face until after we were married. I proposed to her without seeing her because she had never met me without her face being covered with a full veil”.
“The only idea I had of what she looked like came from an old photograph I had seen in her house.” He added that when Bushra finally did remove her veil, he was not disappointed, and is now happily married.
“I have gradually realised that although I know more about physical attraction than anyone else, actually the character of a person and the mind, the intellect, is much more important than the physical, because in my experience that has the smallest shelf life.
“That is what keeps the interest. I have great respect for my wife’s intellect and character,” Imran told the Daily Mail. Imran also revealed that if he does win the election, Bushra will not attend official functions. “She meets very few people, but it suits me fine. I am past the age of socialising. I am quite happy with this life.”