Islamabad, Nov 5: At a time when people are still wondering why Imran Khan ended his 10-month-old marriage with wife Reham Khan, reports now claim that the main reason for the divorce was that Reham tried to poison the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman.
Reports say, Reham allegedly tried to poison her husband Imran Khan to grab his political legacy.
Pakistani journalist Arif Nizami has cited intelligence sources' revelation about the attempted poisoning.
"Intelligence agencies conveyed to Imran through his close friends that Reham's intentions were not right. It was feared she could poison Imran to grab his party's reigns,'' Nizami told Pakistan's News 24 channel.
Nizami is known for breaking news and scoops. It was Nizami who had first broken the news of Imran and Reham's wedding in Dec 2014 as well as the divorce last month. In September, he said the couple had reached a point of no return and were about to part ways.
Imran and Reham divorced with mutual consent after 10 months of marriage, an official said on Oct 30. Six months in, rumours that the marriage was falling apart began to circulate, Dawn online reported.
While the couple was seen together on occasion, Imran Khan, 62, last month tweeted an apparent refutation of the rumours: "I am shocked at a TV channel making slanderous statement about my marriage. I strongly urge the media to desist from such baseless statements."
In a series of tweets, Imran Khan wrote that the divorce is painful for him, Reham, 42, and their respective families and requested everyone to respect their privacy.
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 his private residence.
A source close to the PTI chairman, said the two were "just not getting along."
"She wanted to get involved with politics and that is not what Khan wanted at all. She just did not want to sit at home," he said. This further cements the above claim.
(With inputs from agencies)