ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart and leader of opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Wednesday said politicians have no personal life, referring to news reports that surfaced after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s marriage with Rehamn Khan ended in divorce.
Talking about Imran Khan’s recent verbal clash with a reporter, Shah said the PTI chief should take a vacation instead of venting his anger on media, adding that sometimes politicians’ personal lives become subjects of public debates.
The PPP stalwart claimed that the recently concluded local government polls in Sindh and Punjab clearly showed the PTI was losing popularity among the masses.
He was of the view that results of the first phase of polls will impact the entire process of local body elections.
Bilawal not joining parliament
Answering a question, Shah said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has decided not to join the current parliament.
“We had plans to get Bilawal elected to the NA but the chairman refused the suggestion,” said Shah.
Speaking at an international media conference, Khan’s ex-wife, Reham Khan, also criticised Pakistani media, saying that her personal life should not concern anyone.
The PTI chairman and television journalist Reham Khan had tied the knot in a simple nikkah ceremony which took place in January this year at Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence.
The nikkah, which was a low-key affair, was conducted by Mufti Saeed and was followed by a photo session. The wedding had captivated the entire country, with television channels going all out to cover the event and furnishing their audience with details of wedding sherwani and chappals.
On Oct 30, a PTI spokesman announced that the couple had decided to part ways.
The announcement stirred a fiery debate on social media, with fans and naysayers of both Khan and Reham posting their two cents and taking sides.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered his ministers and party (PML-N) men to refrain from commenting on the news.
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