Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman’s wife Reham Khan was quick to respond to a British newspaper’s report on her educational qualifications on Wednesday.
However, she was also quick to change the name of her university on her official website after initially dismissing Daily Mail’s fake degree allegations.
However, later Reham tweeted a statement for the media clarifying her educational qualifications.
The former BBC journalist took to social networking site, Twitter, claiming, “This morning is a great example of why I have never picked up the Daily Mail and why I don’t watch Pakistani TV channels.”
But Reham, did not stop there. Without naming or referring to anyone, the PTI chairman’s wife said, “A few people have an agenda and media is promoting their senseless propaganda.”
However, she didn’t directly address claims made in the story, including one which pointed out that university she enrolled in didn’t even offer a ‘Broadcast Journalism’ course.
Further, Reham tweeted an image of her website explaining her education and work career. It was on this website which Reham had said, “I have obtained my degree in Broadcast Journalism from North Lindsey College.”
Earlier today, Daily Mail published a report stating that officials at North Lindsey said it has never offered such a course.
“Reham Khan has not been truthful about her qualification,” said the British newspaper that first disclosed the news of her marriage with the PTI chief.
Further, the college reportedly denied enrolling any student by the name ‘Reham Khan’.
‘We do not have anyone by those names or date of birth having attended this college,’ said a spokesperson for the college and added: ‘We have never done a degree in broadcast journalism.’
However, undeterred by the reports, Reham said, “If you try to address real pertinent issues in Pakistan a select lobby will attack you. It comes with the domain. Does not, will not deter me.”
Ever since her marriage to the PTI chief, allegations have rocked their relationship. Earlier, soon after their marriage, Reham’s first husband had rubbished her allegations of being a victim of domestic violence.
She was even a topic of uproar in Parliament as opposition staged a walk out from the National Assembly session in June as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA took a jab at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s wife, Reham Khan.